Bill Plaschke: Lakers snub Kyrie Irving and annoy LeBron James. Good for them.

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The tweet appeared within hours of the news that the Lakers had not been able to pull off a trade for Kyrie Irving.

The tweet was from LeBron James, who had openly campaigned for Irving despite overwhelming evidence he would be a bad fit.

The tweet, as usual, was a passive-aggressive shot at Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka.

"Maybe It's Me," James declared Sunday afternoon.

No maybes about it.

It is him.


LeBron James has been such a horrible general manager that the Lakers would be fools to allow him to continue making the trades.

His support of Irving wasn't the main reason the Lakers lost the Irving bidding to the Dallas Mavericks, but it sure didn't help.

As he tenaciously and incredibly and inspirationally approaches Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record, off the court James is unfortunately also approaching the record for being a Lakers all-time pain.

He pushed for an Anthony Davis trade that, despite leading to one bubble championship, has ruined the Lakers' immediate future.


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