So that was weird right? I've seen bad games from LeBron James before... but his bad games usually are good in comparison to an average player. But he went full Earl Clark, and we all know...
But the show, like this season, must go on!
FINAL: #Cavs fight to finish but fall, 95-90, to @nyknicks. KLove w/ 19 pts & 14 rebs. [BOX]: http://t.co/ZjgPFWa20Y pic.twitter.com/VuZQTPBm8e— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) October 31, 2014
Knicks 95, Cavaliers 90: LeBron James stumbles with eight turnovers, Knicks spoil Cavs’ electric night: CLEVEL... http://t.co/EULSbBryBf— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) October 31, 2014
Knicks 95, Cavs 90; Jason Lloyd's final thoughts on LeBron James' first game back with Cavaliers: CLEVELAND:... http://t.co/pDse8ibeqq— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) October 31, 2014
#Cavs humbled by season opening loss to Knicks after 'feeling too good.' http://t.co/niaAuX2FQB— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 31, 2014
Cleveland Cavaliers fall 95-90 to Knicks in home opener http://t.co/Ei0jpG8YNg— Bob Finnan (@BobCavsinsider) October 31, 2014
#Content from the game.
Looking back on the night, it was pretty clear that the angel of death was hovering over the team. The signs were there, we chose to ignore them:
Why did we get stuck with Reggie Miller— Matthew DellaZIGdova (@ZiggyOfAk) October 31, 2014
To start the game things went according to plan:
Kevin Love to LeBron outlets are even better than Love to Brewer outlets. Who'da thunk?!— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) October 31, 2014
All was right with the world, and the pieces were falling into place:
when you start questioning whether the money was worth it RT @itsRawanE: pic.twitter.com/rllFbFkUjz— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) October 31, 2014
Things really went off the rails in the second quarter. The Cavs stopped making shots and the Knicks were able to tie up the game. So with seconds winding down in the half, the Cavs went back to an old favo(u)rite:
BUDDY BALL 2014!!!!!!!!!
Kyrie Irving had a great night, and provided a lot of life to a team that was in need of it. But while Kyrie can give life, he can also take it away just as easily. Ask poor Pablo here:
Daily reminder that nobody wants to see the Los Angles Lakers these days. Not even Sir Chuck:
Charles Barkley tells his employer (and ESPN) to stop showing the Lakers. http://t.co/LGqX9s0TzK https://t.co/HvhWIA8kjv— SB Nation NBA (@SBNationNBA) October 31, 2014
Something, something, something... sample size:
U MAD THAT I'M BETTER THAN YOU SO FAR THIS SEASON? pic.twitter.com/ASQ3eOkqiB— SB Nation NBA (@SBNationNBA) October 31, 2014
Given all the build up to last night's game, it really was a shame that LeBron came out and basically cost the Cavs the win. It's fairly safe to assume that he will be the reason for more wins than losses throughout the year. But when you have celebrities in the stands, you want to show off for them:
"My name is Kiiiiiiiiiiiid... It's kid baby... Kid Rock!" @talkhoops pic.twitter.com/cIvbhRqK2o— Ale Ramos Attolini (@atolealejandro) October 31, 2014
Even though the Cavs battled back, they ultimately were unable to break through the wall. Shots like this didn't really help the cause:
MELO DAGGER https://t.co/sEMk4uWjTd— Chris Barnewall (@ChrisBarnewall) October 31, 2014
Speaking of shots fired...
LOL I'M OUT pic.twitter.com/4g1gyTkteN— Jahan (@H00PINATI) October 31, 2014
All you really can do is laugh. The Knicks probably won't make playoffs, LeBron probably won't shoot 33 percent for the season with 8 turnovers a game. It's a long season ahead of us, with plenty of time to figure things out. We just need to stay focused on things that matter.
Does Kevin Love have a girlfriend? Can we make Taylor Swift and Kevin Love happen?— David Zavac (@DavidZavac) October 30, 2014