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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Message To LeBron & Cleveland: Let It Go
You would think that after all this time someone would be mature enough to be the bigger person, but that clearly has yet to happen in the LeBron James vs. Dan Gilbert breakup.
Tuesday evening, while the Cleveland Cavs were suffering a 50+ point dismantling at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers, #6 sent out this tweet during the fourth quarter:
First off, that tweet shows how little class LeBron has. It also shows that his PR team is failing miserably. Throwing God into the mix just made it worse. To top it all off, LeBron's explanation for the tweet shows us that he just may be as clueless as we think he is:
"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."
It was a mixed message less than 24 hours after seemingly offering clear intent.
"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.
"It wasn't no hit at that franchise, no hit at that team, especially those players, at all."
Yo LeBron; WE DON'T BELIEVE YOU. Not only is he failing at public relations, he also has yet to grasp proper usage of the English language (but that's for another day). The tweet was sent via Ubertwitter so the "my twitter was hacked" excuse wouldn't be valid here. LeBron would be well served to learn that sometimes the best thing you can say is nothing at all.
Clearly Bron Bron is still trying to stick it to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, who released this open letter to fans after "The Decision". Gilbert gets no pass for acting like the bitter ex who found out he got dumped thru the grapevine. But it looks like #6 hasn't quite let go either. It was evident by the way he showed out back when the Heat embarrassed the Cavs in Cleveland and also by the karma tweet. The Cavs suck this season. That should be enough punishment without #6 continuously rubbing their face in it.
The only solution to this spat is for both sides to simply move on. Yes, James was unprofessional with "The Decision" and "the tweet", as was Gilbert and Cavs fans for their reactions. I was taught as a child that two wrongs don't make a right. Someone has to start acting their age and not their shoe size here. In this case, why not both sides?
Ironic that right after that "karma" tweet, the Los Angeles Clippers snapped the Heat's 13-game road winning streak and #6 suffers an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.