LeBron James had a lot to be salty about after the Cavs’ meltdown against the Pacers on Friday night. It was Cleveland’s third straight loss, and it came amid a week of turmoil for a team desperately searching for answers to lingering issues that could come back to haunt them in the playoffs.
For starters, the Pacers’ 22-point comeback win was just the latest indictment of a porous Cavs defense that has been haunting them all season long. But LeBron also allowed his old nemesis Lance Stephenson to get under his skin and cost his team a technical foul in a game where every possession mattered.
Speaking of possessions that mattered, LeBron made a rare misstep – of the literal variety – in the final seconds when he stepped out of bounds on a drive to the basket that could have salvaged a victory for Cleveland.
It was one moment, however, that LeBron seemed to have a sense of humor about when he took to Twitter after the game.