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LeBron and Gibson feud over Cleveland

Posted on: February 27, 2011 1:47 am
Edited on: February 27, 2011 1:47 am
Daniel Gibson and LeBron James feud over comments at a Cleveland party.
Posted by Matt Moore

One would think that LeBron James woulnd't pay much attention to what goes on in Cleveland anymore. It's not really of any consequence to him, and most anything is going to reflect him in a bad light if it does apply to him. But apparently he keeps his ear to the ground. ESPN reports that a feud touched off on Twitter Friday night following what may be the single dumbest conflict of the year. 

Apparently at a birthday party for himself late Friday night, Gibson declared himself the "new king of Cleveland" during a toast.  That's where the trouble began. Now, before we continue, let's break out why this statement was stupid. 

  • First off, it's Cleveland. Claiming you're king of it is just seems weird. That's a city with a pretty rich history of sports. Even if there's a lot of failure, pain, and suffering attached, they've had their fair share of celebrities. You can't just go and take that title, especially with a pronounced history as a friend of James. 
  • Second, your name is Boobie Gibson. Just try running it off the tongue. "King Boobie." In the long list of Kings, that would have to be at the bottom. Even King Daniel Gibson doesn't really sound right. I wouldn't take it personally, very few people's names sound like Kings (especially not Carl Landry's after Wednesday). 
  • Third, it's Daniel Gibson. You lost 25 games in a row. You're a backup guard on the worst team in the league. Perhaps you should start smaller. Like "royal court official of Cleveland." 
So what's the big deal? 
Apparently LeBron James took umbrage. He tweeted Saturday morning:
I wake up this morning to hear somebody got real fly at the mouth at their party lastnight. I see where we stand now even though I sense it!

I suppose it's assumed that along with asserting himself as said King of Cleveland, Gibson said some disaparaging remarks about James.  So just so we're clear, LeBron James is responding to Daniel Gibson because of comments in Cleveland where he no longer plays. Gibson responded
Complaining about someones tweets is like complaining about the channel & you got the remote in your hands..
James responded: 
Like my OG Otie say at the time,"Get out your feelings"

Oh, burn...?

It was at this point that cooler heads prevailed, and apparently James and Gibson talked on the phone. James claimed "the air has been cleared." So apparently they're cool again. This is the second time the two have clashed since James left Cleveland, the first coming when James visited Cleveland for the first time as a member of the Heat

There's obviously some raw feelings as Gibson was with James the entire time in Cleveland only to see him abandon the city and leave him behind. They were said to be friends, and apparently still are. If James is for any reason still holding onto the moniker of King of Cleveland, he needs to stop padding down the River Denial and land ashore. 

Basically, a big lesson we've learned this year? Don't make toasts if you're an NBA player. Ever. 

Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 4:19 am

LeBron and Gibson feud over Cleveland

so cbs sports has turned into a high school gossip website, wow this website hyping up meaningless tweets, what a joke, go out and hire real journalism students, instead of wannabe perez hiltons.

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:11 am

LeBron and Gibson feud over Cleveland

After watching the Celtics, Bulls and now Knicks beat the Heatles, there are too many teams that are going to beat them just in the East. LeBron can't even call himself a King, he has no championships and there are players that are beating him every other night that have earned their $ 110 million contracts by beating the best players. James beats the Cavs & Wizards and so on. He's supposed to, but that doesn't make him King of anything. Beat someone relevant for a championship, then come back and tell us what your nickname is. I'm certain he was a King back in his Al Bundy High School days, in the NBA today, one might build a team around him like the Cavs & Heat have, but really there are some guys out there that are arguably better, guys with championship trophies.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 4:12 pm

LeBron and Gibson feud over Cleveland

Hello Matt Pulitzer Moore
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     C'mon matt u are better than this. What the hell? Have you been reading, chris chase columns on Yahoo? The whole reason I come here is to follow sports. Two grown men Tweeting is not my idea of sports article. Its a joke and embarassing to all involved. Would Csonka Tweet? Ask yourself that before u read a twitter or tweet one.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 2:44 pm

LeBron and Gibson feud over Cleveland

LeBron - would you PLEASE just shut your idiotic mouth...

Gibson IS the King of Cleveland... you gave it up when you bolted to the Heat... your status as a 'superstar' diminished greatly by your ESPN hour long 'show'... Michael Jordan is the all time and undesputed King of Basketball... truth is you are not even in the top 100... use your money to get an education... How many championships do you have? ZERO...

Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 1:46 pm

LeBron and Gibson feud over Cleveland

Wow, well first of all Mr. Moore.  You really need to quit pretending that u know what you are talking about.  Your writing a story about the most pointless thing I have ever heard.  Daniel Gibson is actualy a very good guy, helps around the community.  He is a team player, he is quiet and listens.  It was his birthday, and there was probably some drinks, and sometimes you joke around a little bit.  You obviously know nothing about Daniel Gibson.  Please write a story worth reading next time, thank you.

Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 12:27 pm

LeBron and Gibson feud over Cleveland

Little Jimmy needs to get over the fact that his hometown basically hates his guts.

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 2:37 am

LeBron and Gibson feud over Cleveland

great story bro

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