For Cleveland Cavaliers center Samardo Samuels, bad news doesnt travel fast, it doesn’t travel at all. Samuels was forced to stay home when the team traveled to Toronto to play the Raptors because he lost his passport. Just the day before, Samuels was benched in the Cavs win against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Cavalier’s coach Bryon Scott was critical of Samuels misplaced passport. “I’m going to chalk it up to youth and inexperience. Hopefully, he learned his lesson and it never happens again,” Scott said.
Samuels was not able to get a passport on short notice because he is from Jamacia, and team officals had trouble with visa issues. The 22-year old will rejoin the team Thursday in Minneapolis against the Timberwolves.
Just after the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered their worst loss in franchise history, LeBron James called his former team out on Twitter. The Cavs lost to the LA Lakers 112-57 Wednesday night, when LeBron wrote on the social networking site to say: “Crazy. Karma is a b****.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!”
When asked by reporters about the tweet, LeBron said: “It was just how I was feeling at the time. It wasn’t even a comment from me. It was someone who sent it to me and I sent it out….No hit toward that organization. I’ve moved on. Hopefully that organization has continued to move on. But I’m happy where I am as a Miami Heat player.”
Good thing the Cavs switched hotels!
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat are both in LA this week and were scheduled to stay at the same hotel…. until the Cavaliers changed their travel plans to avoid running into LeBron. According to ESPN.com, “The Cavs made a decision to attempt to avoid staying at the same hotel as any other NBA team because of the strain it puts on the staffs. NBA teams require the use of various meeting rooms, suites and laundry facilities that would tax any hotel.”
But let’s be serious, we all know the real reason the Cavs didn’t want to stay at the same hotel, and it may have something to do with the Heat winning 19 of their last 20 while the Cavs have lost 19 of their last 20.
I wonder if Dan Gilbert has defriended LeBron on Facebook too?!?
Tonight LeBron James will return to the city he betrayed, as the Miami Heat take on the Cavaliers. Even with LeBron’s all-star supporting cast, the Heat have a dismal 11-8 record. It sure hasn’t turned out the way LeBron imagined it would when he signed with Miami this offseason, but the wound is still fresh for Cavs fans. In the name of sportsmanship and NBA commissioner David Stern’s tight ship, the Cleveland Cavaliers have banned fans from wearing any offensive T-shirts or apparel about LeBron James or his family. No word yet if this includes any Delonte West references ;)
Despite the no-fun ban, a jersey chaser can still dream and below is a list of the Top 10 Anti-LeBron James T-shirts that could have been…