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LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

Posted on: January 12, 2011 9:58 pm
Edited on: January 12, 2011 10:10 pm
LeBron James claims he had "no intent" when he tweeted that "Karma is a b****" after the Los Angeles Lakers destroyed the Cleveland Cavaliers onlebron-james Tuesday night. Posted by Ben Golliver.

On Tuesday night, shortly after the Los Angeles Lakers destroyed the Cleveland Cavaliers, we noted a tweet from Miami Heat forward LeBron James which read, "Crazy. Karma is a b****.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!" 

Although James did not explicitly make reference to the Cavaliers or owner Dan Gilbert, it was widely assumed that James was referring to his former team and/or owner, Dan Gilbert, with whom he messily split this summer when he opted to take his talents to South Beach and team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami.

Before Wednesday's game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Miami Heat, James backed away from the perceived sentiment of the tweet, claiming that it wasn't intentionally directed at the Cavaliers or Gilbert. The Sun-Sentinel reports that James said that he had "no intent" with the tweet and implied that the entire episode was a poorly-timed misunderstanding.
"It was just how I was feeling at the time," he said. Yet he added in the same breath, "It wasn't even a comment from me. It was someone who sent it to me and I sent it out."
"I don't think it was no intent at all," he said. "I think everyone looks into everything I say. Everybody looked too far into it. It wasn't no intent at all."
"No hit toward that organization. I've moved on. Hopefully that organization has continued to move on. But I'm happy where I am as a Miami Heat player."
James, who posts under the Twitter username @KingJames, has more than 1.24 million followers on the social networking site.

Of course, this isn't the first time James has tried to wiggle out of a controversy of his own making. James drew criticism in December for advocating contraction, and then drew more ire when he backed off his statements by claiming he didn't know what the word "contraction" meant.

While the assumed intent of James' tweet was completely classless, his failure to take responsibility for his words is perplexing. He can't possibly expect everyone to believe this was simply a coincidence, especially given the immediate and national outcry the tweet provoked, and the fact that he didn't bother posting a clarification.

If the tweet wasn't accidental, and it's impossible to believe it was, what are our alternate explanations? Perhaps this song-and-dance is all a game to James? Perhaps he enjoys the thrill of watching his words sweep the country and provoke strong reactions? Perhaps he's reserving his right as a human being to make flip comments and settle scores without needing to explain them in minute detail to a national audience?

Who knows. But the episode goes down as another black mark on James' reputation, both for the vindictiveness of the original message and the feebleness of his unbelievable explanation.

Since: Jan 21, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 12:35 pm

LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

Im with ya @AES.  I dont think hes a jerk so much as I think hes stupid.  People have been kissing his ass since middle school and these same people now run the Lebron James "brand" (man do i hate that term being associated to a person or team ie the "yankee brand")  I really just think hes a dim bulb and all of his "handlers" just pull the strings.......Gepetto Styles.  Id be interested to see a Lebron James Special : Lebron -- The IQ Test

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 10:29 am

LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

"I don't think it was no intent at all," he said. stupid is this guy? I don't think it was not intent at all?? No wonder he can't go more a week without saying something stupid. It's because he really is stupid. Maybe he should have spent less time driving his Hummer in high school time and more time trying to educate himself just a little.

Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2011 10:24 am

LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

Stop calling him KINGJAMES. He's now known as QUEENJAMES.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 7:45 am

LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

Note to LeBron: please memorize the following.  "On the advice of my counsel, I do not recall the incident and have nothing to say."
Now, give up your Twitter account, and focus on playing basketball, for Pete's sake.  Or better, for your own.
I'm sure it was just all a karmic coincidence.  But, I've heard karma's a b****.

Since: Apr 4, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 7:29 am

LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

he's just mad his run for yet nother MVP he doesnt deserve is going to his teamate or kobe,or durant! your not the best lbron, cry,cry baby, cry cry

Since: Oct 15, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2011 6:51 am

LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

Karma like revenge is a double edged sword LBJ!

Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 6:40 am

LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

LBJ.....King of FOOLS!!

Ran to Miami so Wade and Bosh can help him create a legacy worth mentioning..CHAMPIONSHIPS!!

In the mean while he continues to be the King of all that is STUPID...

A real man would just Shut The F__K  up and go on with his LIFE!!

Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 5:55 am

LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

Maybe he should consider taking a vow of Twitter silence. Actually, make that a vow of real silence.

Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 4:07 am

LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

Lebron James act like a man????? lol thats the funniest thing i've ever heard!!! I guess thats why he is being investigated for government assistance fraud, right??? thats right!!! When was with the cavs his gf was on government assistance and his kids were born on medicaid!!!!! WTF!!! This guy is such a piece of shit.  I guess karma is a bitch. HEY LEBRON HOWS YOUR STATE ASSISTED FOOD TASTING??

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 2:30 am

LeBron James retreats from Cavs 'karma' tweet

this guy is such a joke.  in or to be a king you have to first act like a man.  man up and take some responsibility for your words you coward.   you may be a great basketball player but your a pathetic human being  
                                                p.s.  this is not me writing this comment   haha 

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