LeBron James’ Bad Night Inspires Twitter Backlash

The Twitter crowd is extremely unforgiving when it comes to LeBron James.

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LeBron James’ Bad Night Inspires Twitter Backlash
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Game Four of the NBA Finals wound up being a no good, very bad evening for the once and future King of the NBA, LeBron James. After scoring a career-playoff low eight points in the Miami Heat’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks, fresh off the heels of Greg Doyel’s “LeBron Shrinks in the Fourth Quarter” blast, the criticism is starting to snowball into something even bigger Dirk Nowitzki’s recent “NoRingski” trend.

Alas, Nowitzki’s trend didn’t stay in the Twitter Trends top three for the entirety of the following day. Meanwhile,#lebronhairlinethemesong is still holding strong, something this recent screenshot demonstrates quite well:

LeBron trend

LeBron’s hairline has been the subject of much scrutiny as his headbands go higher and higher on his forehead. The Basketball Jones blog has a great demonstration of the phenomenon that is LeBron’s receding headband. As for the Twitter crowd, after such a non-LeBron-like performance against the Mavericks, they were particularly liberal with their commentary. Of course, when you consider just how polarizing of a figure James has become, thanks in large part to last summer’s “The Decision,” it’s no surprise the Internet greets him with such invectives.

Some highlights, which, aside from the pass to wade, was more than LeBron offered against the Mavericks:

#lebronhairlinethemesong En vogue “Never gonna get it”less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

This went on for hours and hours, as the upcoming time stamps demonstrate:

Twitter wasn’t the only place LeBron’s plight was enjoyed, either. The aforementioned Basketball Jones had some fun with James and his ability to flop at will.

But it’s the following content that captures the mood of the Internet in relation to LeBron James — as of the end of Game Four, anyway:

Lakers Nation says:
These kind of plays cause 10 times more damage to Lebron’s rep than any quadruple double he’ll ever get . . .

Keep in mind, all of this stems from James having a less-than-LeBron type of game, which factored significantly in the Heat’s loss. While Nowitzki’s trend was humorous, the current one concerning LeBron goes beyond basketball. Apparently, people really want to see King James fail, and if he has anymore outings like Game Four, they may very well get their wish. If that day happens, it wouldn’t be surprising if Twitter melted in the same manner that Landon Donovan’s World Cup goal caused.

Sadly, while he was certainly the catalyst, so far, LeBron has nothing to contribute to the trend.

LeBron James’ Bad Night Inspires Twitter Backlash
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  • http://saveonanything.fastprofitpages.com/?id=jdmnet30 Save On Anything

    The contrast between LeBron James having left the team that helped bring him to greatness in search of more money, and Dirk Nowitzki just having signed a deal to finish his career with the team that gave him his big break (and that he’s stuck with through thick and thin) really makes me want to see the Mavs win, if for no other reason.

  • Channing

    I think Cleveland should bring the Dallas Mavs downtown Cleveland for a parade.

  • Channing

    Thank you Mavs…you have no idea what we have been going threw… losing coach tressel and pryer and 4 other top dogs from thee buckeyes plus plus getn killed 2 times in national chapionship games plus maurice claret letting us down a decade ago. losing our Browns team over a decade ago just to watch them win a championship the following year in another state(ravens) then we get OUR BROWNS back but cant regroup whatsoever with all the coaching changes and player changes especialy q.b.’s.plus the “Drive” and the “Fumble” then Watching the Indians look so great like champions at times then look like the worst team ever the next game…bottom line is lebron was our Saviior…we all beleived in him and thought he would get us over that hump thats been killing our state for decades…he was 1 of us…he felt our pain and knows how horrible it was and still is…if he would have won that championship with the heat you just feel like omg i cant even take this continuous pain anymore. 4th quarter and they were up big and All the momentum was in their favor. the feeling i had in my stomach was unreal. and i know all cavs fans had that same feeling…like how can this really be happening. how can i go all summer long with this in my gut…then the champion dallas mavs had their Comeback and did it with class and Sportsmanship without drama no Cockyness. it felt as if we won the championship…lol…what a great feeling…wow is that what its like? lol… but i tell you what, everything us Cleveland Browns Indians and O>S>U fans have been threw it has made us strong and Humble and Loyal. anyone can love and be proud of a championship team that wins all the time or gets the franchise players or gets all the breaks and great players, but its a wholee other world to love and be proud and Loyal to a losing team that gets no breaks and losing all their great players to other teams or injury. but I as do All browns cavs indians osu fans Beleive that it will happen for us someday. and we will die beleiving that.

  • Lisa Lopez

    Hey Lebron: How does my Dirk taste?

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