Cleveland hates LeBron James, but that doesn’t mean he’s still not king of the city. At least according to the smartest person in the world — himself. Seems poor little LBJ is hurt these days, because word got through to him that ex-teammate Daniel Gibson took the mic at some club Friday night and claimed to be the “new king of Cleveland”. Personally, I think Golden Voiced Ted Williams takes the crown, but I don’t really have a vote.
LeBron took the high road, getting on Twitter immediately after hearing Gibson’s claim, posting the following: “I wake up this morning to hear somebody got real fly at the mouth at their party lastnight [sic]. I see where we stand now even though I sense it!” The duo gangsta’d each other back and forth over the Internet much of Saturday afternoon, before James eventually tweeted that “The Air is Cleared” (caps and all).
This marks the second time in the past three months that emotions have run high between the former lovers, with Gibson having taken exception to some trash talk James bestowed upon the Cavaliers’ bench in Miami’s 219-36 drubbing in Cleveland back in early-December. The two patched it up shortly after via a phone call with a happy ending, with each accepting the other’s apology to close the deal.
In other LeBron news, his talents weren’t enough in South Beach tonight, as the Heat fell to the Knicks 91-86. James coughed the ball up in the final minute with Miami down a point, had a drive blocked by Amar’e Stoudemire and then missed a three that would’ve tied it with three seconds remaining.