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LeBron James Doesn’t Know How To Retweet, Apparently

Perhaps LeBron James should just stop tweeting for a spell. Or at the very least halt all tweeting until he understands the multitude of tools available to users on Twitter. At least that’s how it appears if you interpret his comments after the Miami Heat lost to the Los Angeles Clippers last night in regard to his controversial “Karma is a bitch” tweet from the other night. Of course, everyone assumed the tweet was intended for and directed at the Cleveland Cavaliers in lieu of their 112-57 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. But that’s not the case, you see. According to James, the tweet wasn’t even in his own words – someone had sent it to him.

Via FOX Sports:

“It was just how I was feeling at the time,” he said. “It wasn’t even a comment from me, it was someone who sent it to me and I sent it out. It wasn’t towards that team. It definitely wasn’t a good showing by that team last night, I know they wish they would have played better, but nothing towards them.”

That team? Can he not even bring himself to say the Cavaliers?

Further, hasn’t James ever heard of retweeting? Okay, so let me get this straight: someone sent him the contents of the entire tweet – and I’m assuming he is implying it was forwarded to on Twitter, but I suppose it could have been via e-mail, text, pony express, etc. –  and all he did was copy and paste the text into a tweet and subsequently tweeted what he didn’t, um, twote?

Had LeBron simply used the retweet function (somebody should forward him this link), things could have turned out much differently and this entire controversy could have been averted. Alternatively, if it wasn’t a tweet and an e-mail or whatever, he could have prefaced it with “Someone just sent me this” or something along those lines. Had he done that, everyone would have thought that LeBron was simply repeating something he received from someone else which he then co-opted. Said unoriginal thoughts were then subsequently intended for and directed at the Cleveland Cavaliers in lieu of their 112-57 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

Sure, LeBron still would have come off as a colossal jagoff wallowing in his own narcissistic douchebaggery, only he would instead be viewed as simply a hacky one who couldn’t come up with his own sarcastic dig. Big difference. Lofty difference.

LeBron says Twitter comment wasn’t his [FOX Sports]