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The Cavs lost to the Pacers in the dumbest way possible, but Dion Waiters is awesome.

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If you're wondering how the game went, this explains it all:

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Otherwise, The Pau Gasol stuff slogged along:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Lakers&amp;src=hash">#Lakers</a> have indeed asked <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a> for Dion Waiters in potential Bynum-Gasol trade, league sources say. Cavs basically laughed.</p>&mdash; Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) <a href="https://twitter.com/SamAmicoFSO/statuses/419942278019305472">January 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The Lakers are basically insane.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Y! Sources, (w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo">@SpearsNBAYahoo</a>) Cavs resisting the sweetening of a Bynum package to Lakers for Gasol. <a href="http://t.co/d7TCsCPqf8">http://t.co/d7TCsCPqf8</a></p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/statuses/419943263257104384">January 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Anderson Varejao, first round picks, Dion Waiters...... THE LAKERS!

The Cavs can't really trade him, because you see, Cavs fans have caught the fever:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Love hearing Dion Waiters say that the trash talk from Lance Stevenson is what got him going in the 4th quarter.</p>&mdash; Robbie DiPaola (@R_DiPaola016) <a href="https://twitter.com/R_DiPaola016/statuses/420016519838707712">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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This is the best, because Vogel eventual yanked Lance onto someone else and tried Paul George on DIon.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Guy with massive Dion Waiters face cut out, I salute you: <a href="http://t.co/eC2FzXhLvd">pic.twitter.com/eC2FzXhLvd</a></p>&mdash; Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sam_Vecenie/statuses/420001846065758208">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hey, Chris Grant: When teams ask about Dion Waiters, politely tell them to go pound Cocoa Puffs. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23loveprimetime&amp;src=hash">#loveprimetime</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cavs&amp;src=hash">#cavs</a></p>&mdash; Dennis Manoloff (@dmansworld474) <a href="https://twitter.com/dmansworld474/statuses/420019138782711808">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I think Dion Waiters is becoming one of my favorite players to watch.</p>&mdash; Ian Dougherty (@_IanDougherty) <a href="https://twitter.com/_IanDougherty/statuses/419998216948420608">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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There was a while where Dion burnt twitter to the ground:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Dion Waiters is doing everything. This is kind of amazing.</p>&mdash; Adam Reisinger (@AdamReisinger) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamReisinger/statuses/420002279434231808">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>He&#39;s heatinggggg up! <a href="https://twitter.com/dionwaiters3">@dionwaiters3</a></p>&mdash; Bob Evans (@TheRealBobEvans) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealBobEvans/statuses/420000271125602304">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>DION WAITERS ZONE</p>&mdash; Thomas Pestak (@tompestak) <a href="https://twitter.com/tompestak/statuses/420000278926987264">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>DION WAITERS IS ON FIREEEEEEEEE</p>&mdash; Conrad Kaczmarek (@ConradKazNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ConradKazNBA/statuses/420000352424198144">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Dion Waiters. Oh my, he&#39;s on fire. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a> have closed it to one. 75-74. 3:35 left. Waiters with 14 points.</p>&mdash; T.J. Zuppe (@TJZuppe) <a href="https://twitter.com/TJZuppe/statuses/420000572042133504">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Pacers&amp;src=hash">#Pacers</a> C Roy Hibbert got tough with <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a> G Matthew Dellavedova. Since then Dion Waiters has played angry caught fire. Indy lead down to 1.</p>&mdash; Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) <a href="https://twitter.com/SamAmicoFSO/statuses/420000634423619584">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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On twitter, there is an easy way to tell what the public perception of a player is. If the Knicks and Lakers fanbases are inventing really silly ways to get them, you're getting warmer.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Can we trade <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealJRSmith">@TheRealJRSmith</a> for <a href="https://twitter.com/dionwaiters3">@dionwaiters3</a>... Like last month?</p>&mdash; Dim As Flee (@ColdlikePizza) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColdlikePizza/statuses/420023234382548993">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Keep playing good Pau get us Dion Waiters, and a 1st Rounder boa!</p>&mdash; Fre$hcoTheSoundGod (@Joshua_Irvin) <a href="https://twitter.com/Joshua_Irvin/statuses/420026693596622848">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/dionwaiters3">@dionwaiters3</a> should have forced trade to lakers.. Can&#39;t imagine u would want to be stuck there forever</p>&mdash; joel (@unforgiven344) <a href="https://twitter.com/unforgiven344/statuses/420012743182127104">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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(I hope you break all of your toes, btw)

Who do we play next? I know the Cavs are off tomorrow but I don't remember.

Dion Waiters is awesome though, and that is all I need to keep fom dying in the freezing cold.