Today is the last day of January. And do you know who is really happy about that? The Cavaliers and their fans.
January has been an absolute nightmare for LeBron James & Co. Between losing eight of the 13 games they played this month, losing their composure during team meetings, and, most recently, losing Kevin Love for the next six to eight weeks due to a broken hand, there wasn’t a whole lot that went right for Cleveland over the last 31 days. LeBron did manage to score his 30,000th point during the month—but even that took place during a blowout loss to the undermanned Spurs.
So yeah, no one is looking forward to February more than the Cavaliers right now. But before they make it to next month, it appears as though they’re going to have to endure one more mini-controversy, thanks to something LeBron posted on his Instagram Story on Wednesday morning. As several of LeBron’s IG followers saw, he put up the quote, "When you become lazy it’s disrespectful to those who believe in you," along with the "100" emoji.
If anyone except LeBron had posted that same quote, it probably wouldn’t have been a big deal at all. But because it was LeBron who did it—he has earned a reputation for being the king of subliminals—this will probably end up being a huge deal between now and the end of the day.
The jury is still out. It might turn out LeBron wasn't talking about any of his teammates. But given the current climate of the Cavaliers' locker room and the timing of LeBron's post—it came just hours after the Cavaliers lost to the Pistons on the road—many people believe LeBron must have been referencing someone he plays with.
Somewhat amazingly, this isn’t even the only controversy LeBron has caused in the last 12 hours. On Tuesday night, he sent out this tweet congratulating James Harden on dropping 60 points (and a triple-double!) during a historic performance against the Magic.
And it led to more than a few people speculating about how those two tweets were somehow proof LeBron will eventually end up playing with Harden in Houston.
The Cavaliers have one more game against the Heat on Wednesday night to close out the month of January. It clearly can’t come and go quickly enough for the Cavaliers and their fans.