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LeBron: Karma Responsible For Cavs 55-Point Loss

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LeBron James (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Marc Serota)

(WSCR) – On Saturday, the three-ring circus known as the Miami Heat will make their first appearance in Chicago since acquiring LeBron James and Chris Bosh as free-agents.

For a while, James was focused on responding to the criticism he faced, for leaving Cleveland, through his play on the court. But it looks like kicking the Cavaliers when they were down was too good to pass up.

James has tweaked Dan Gilbert — and the Cavaliers owner’s miserable team — with a pointed tweet.

As James’ 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: “Crazy. Karma is a b—-.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!”

In July, after James announced he was leaving for the Miami Heat, Gilbert wrote a scathing letter to Cleveland fans questioning the two-time MVP’s character and predicting he would take Cleveland’s curse with him “down south. … James will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.”

The 112-57 loss to the Lakers was the Cavs’ 11th straight and their most lopsided since joining the league in 1970.

Afterward, Cavs guard Mo Williams tweeted: “embarrassing, I feel like I can’t even show my face in Cleve.”

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 James’ announcement during an hour-long TV special, Gilbert accused James of quitting in the playoffs the past two seasons.

And while both insist they’ve moved on, James’ 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. It’s bad enough the Cavs are struggling, but the Akron native decided to kick them when they’re down.

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