LeBron should have thought twice before tweeting

BY foxsports • January 12, 2011

By CHRIS
PERKINS

FOXSportsFlorida.com Heat
Writer

Jan. 12, 2011

Let's see what he has to say.

Heat forward LeBron James sent a tweet last night, acknowledging Cleveland's 55-point loss to the Lakers, that read: "Crazy. Karma is a b----.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!"

Later tonight, prior to Miami's game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center, we'll see what LeBron has to say about this tweet.

I gotta admit, my first reaction was "What the heck is LeBron doing?!"

Why does he insist on these self-inflicted body blows to his image?

Setting aside the obvious fact that LeBron's tweet is the very definition of bad karma, the tweet is just bad form. He couldn't just leave the Cavs alone. He had to poke them. Actually, it's more like he had to kick them below the belt. Again.

Why can't he just leave the Cavs be? He's doing fine, the Cavs suck. Leave it there.

LeBron is a grown man and he can say and do whatever he wants. He had to know his tweet would set off a huge reaction. He had to know. So, clearly he said, "Screw it, I'm going to mess with the Cavaliers. And their fans. Screw it."

And he had to either smile or snarl before hitting "Tweet." One or the other. You know he did. He had to.

That's his privilege. It doesn't make much sense to me, but LeBron's actions don't have to make sense to me or anyone else. He's a grown man. Twenty-six years old. Part of the Big Three. Two-time MVP. A man of the world.

Now, justifying this tweet to Heat president Pat Riley, well, that's something totally different. My guess is Riley will talk to James about this tweet, and it won't be nearly as understanding as this blog.

I really don't care what LeBron does. In a way, this tweet is a victimless act. You just wonder why LeBron does such things.

The Decision was a bad idea. Publicly emphasizing the rift between Akron and Cleveland was a bad idea. Going to that amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, and shooting baskets on that game while security kept everyone a few feet back? Bad idea. The shoulder bump with coach Erik Spoelstra during the game at Dallas. Bad idea. This tweet? Bad idea.

Maybe LeBron doesn't care what people think about him on that level. That's fine. Again, it's his life, and I definitely favor living your life anyway way you choose as long as you're not hurting anybody.

It's just that LeBron seems to keep hurting his image.

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