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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Updated: January 25, 10:16 AM ET
What about your friends?

On Tuesday night LeBron James watched as his former teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers lost in absolutely epic fashion to the Lakers. Kobe Bryant and company didn't just hand the Cavs their 11th straight loss, they delivered it to their doorstep turd-bomb style, like Ronald Miller in "Can't Buy Me Love." The 112-57 defeat inspired James to pen this tweet, "Crazy. Karma is a b****.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!"

It's no secret that James and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert left things on a sour note. When the words "I'm taking my talents to South Beach" left James' mouth on "The Decision," they caused an immediate and irreparable break between Gilbert and his former star. In his now infamous open letter to the King of Akron, Gilbert not only ripped his hometown boy for his "narcissism" and "cowardly betrayal," he also vowed that the Cavs would win it all before the Heat does. After all that went down post-Decision, it's hardly a surprise to learn that James is rooting for his former boss to fail.

But what about his former teammates? Early last month when the new-look Heat made their first trip to Cleveland, James' old friends in maroon and gold welcomed him with smiles and laughter. While Miami's Big Three pounded them into dust, James' old running mates joked around with him, diluting the boos of the Q faithful. While the fans made it clear to James that he's Cleveland's own Benedict Arnold of Basketball, his old teammates never once made him feel like a chump for leaving for greener pastures.

Well guess what, LeBron? The same guys who treated you kindly when you came back to face them in Cleveland, who laughed with you as you choreographed intricate pregame rituals, who hung out with you on the team plane and played with your kids and helped out at your charity events, those same guys are the ones getting embarrassed on the court every night. They may not all be superstars like you, but they're professional basketball players all the same. They live and die with this sport, just like you do. They put their time, their energy, their hearts and souls into the game and right now it's beating them down. Your old teammates -- friends -- have lost 21 of their past 22 games, and you decide to celebrate their failure and gloat on a public stage? You wanna talk about karma? You're in for a real treat, buddy.