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NBA: LeBron tweets that he sees karma in Cavs’ 55-point loss

Associated Press
CLEVELAND ó LeBron James has tweaked Dan Gilbert ó and the Cavaliers ownerís miserable NBA team ó with a pointed tweet.
As Jamesí former teammates were absorbing a 55-point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, the player fired off a message on his Twitter account that seemed to be directed at Gilbert.
James wrote: ěCrazy. Karma is a bóó.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!î
In July, after James announced he was leaving for Miami, Gilbert wrote a scathing letter to Cleveland fans questioning the two-time MVPís character and predicting he would take Clevelandís curse with him ědown south. … James will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.î
The 112-57 loss to the Lakers was the Cavsí 11th straight and their most lopsided since joining the league in 1970.
Afterward, Cavs guard Mo Williams tweeted: ěembarrassing, I feel like I canít even show my face in Cleve.î
James and Gilbert have been at odds since the summer, when the superstar decided to join forces in Miami with fellow superstars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. In an interview with The Associated Press in the hours after Jamesí announcement during an hour-long TV special, Gilbert accused James of quitting in the playoffs the past two seasons.
And while both insist theyíve moved on, Jamesí tweet seems to show he has lingering bitterness toward Gilbert.
His social network message was poorly received in Cleveland, where fans still feel betrayed by him spurning them. Itís bad enough the Cavs are struggling, but James decided to kick them when theyíre down.
The Akron native was rudely received by Cleveland fans when he returned on Dec. 2. The Heat demolished the Cavs 118-90 that night, and both teams havenít been the same since. Miami has gone 19-1 after their visit too Cleveland, while the Cavs are 1-20.
Little has gone right this season for Cleveland, which got off to a 7-9 start. But the losses have been mounting along with several key injuries. Last week, hustling center Anderson Varejao suffered a season-ending injury when he tore an ankle tendon during a non-contact running drill in practice.
But the Cavs, who had the leagueís best regular-season record the past two seasons with James, were playing poorly before Varejao went down. Now, they can only hope theyíve reached rock bottom.
In their epic loss to the Lakers, the Cavs played three rookies for long stretches and established a new team record for fewest points. They also sustained their worst loss since getting beat 141-87 in the 11th game of their inaugural 1970 season.
The Lakers nearly doubled Clevelandís point total. It was so bad that the Lakers could have gone scoreless in the second half ó and still forced overtime! The blowout was especially disturbing to first-year Cleveland coach Byron Scott, a proud member of the Lakersí ěShowtimeî teams.
ěI thought that was embarrassing,î Scott said. ěI told them at halftime, ëYou look scared. You look scared to death.í That was my take on it, as simple as that.î
Cavs forward Antawn Jamison was at a loss for words.
ěIn 13 years, I can honestly say I ainít ever felt that embarrassed to be on the basketball court,î he said. ěThereís nothing else you can really say.î

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