LeBron loses on Cavs' court, in Cavs' garage
Cavaliers' fans booed LeBron James every time he touched the ball Tuesday night.
March 30th, 2011
08:04 AM ET

LeBron loses on Cavs' court, in Cavs' garage

On his second visit to Cleveland Tuesday since he took his talents to South Beach, the Miami Heat's LeBron James found no place to park and no victory on the court.

The former Cavaliers star and reigning NBA MVP was booed every time he touched the ball in Quicken Loans Arena, and though he posted a triple-double - 27 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds - it was not enough to bring down the Cavs, who posted a 102-90 win.

Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert, who pilloried James for deserting the Cavs and Cleveland last summer, saluted the hometown fans after Tuesday's game.

"I'm in awe of the fans of Cleveland," The Plain Dealer quoted Gilbert as saying on his way out of the building. "They stood behind this team all year."

While the Cavs game James' team fits on the court, Gilbert's staff gave James fits on his way into the arena Tuesday, ESPN.com reported.

When James and his entourage arrived in a two-car convoy for the Heat's morning shootaround, ESPN reported, arena staff denied the vehicles entry to the arena's underground parking garage.

James left, returned later sans his associates, and was granted access, according to the ESPN report. A Cavs' official told ESPN that visiting players are not usually given private car access to the garage.

While the incident didn't seem to rattle James on the court Tuesday night, it did provide some Twitter fodder for Gilbert.

"Not in our garage!!" he tweeted after the win, according to ESPN.

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  1. oli

    CNN should invest in some typing and grammar classes for Brad Lendon. What a moron.

    March 30, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. cody

    Lebron is the man

    March 30, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. jdurand

    This article is terribly written: "While the Cavs game James' team fits on the court..." What does that even mean???

    "The loss seem to rip the heart out of the Cavaliers, who had only won x games since." I didn't think basketball was part of the X games.

    Oh, and Gilbert is a petty, cry-baby little wench.

    March 30, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Obelisk

    The newspaper is nearly as bad with it's editing, although not quite this bad. I'd work for half what CNN pays its editors. Lol

    March 30, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Half of zero isn't much!

      March 30, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Obelisk

    Maybe it was bring your kid to work day?

    March 30, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. DrunkAgain

    Brad Lendon must have been out really late last night. Still hung over, dude?
    It's difficult to type with such a massive headache.
    #winning !!

    March 30, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. dMan

    This is the worst editing job for a publication i have ever seen. Can someone please proof read this so that it actually reads and makes sense!!!

    March 30, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Seriously... makes me very disappointed in CNN

      March 30, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      I completely agree. Does anyone edit anymore?

      March 30, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. Adam

    really? "While the Cavs game James' team fits on the court,"? and the "x games" at the end... can CNN not afford spell check? This is amateur.

    March 30, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. John

    If ever there was a bigger bunch of sore losers. Get over it and get a life. You Cav fans are pathetic!

    March 30, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      You, sir, are obviously NOT from Cleveland. Decades of disappointment and misfortune with the Cavs, Browns, and Indians have embittered Cleveland fans. No one boos because LeBron left (you never hear us boo Z Ilgauskas, who also left), they boo because he humiliated our hometown yet again, quitting during the playoffs and leaving amidst a cringe-worthy media spectacle that made us look like fools. We went from being one of the best teams in the NBA to one of the weakest, not only because we lost LBJ, but because the debacle forced us to restructure the entire franchise. So yeah, Cleveland fans are still a bit peeved.

      March 30, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • lukesealey926

      YOU, sir, are pathetic. I would watch what you say, as there are many more people sympathetic to the Cavs than to the Heat. In fact, many people find delight in the fact that no matter what Lebron does, he can't win a championship. He NEVER will. Not until he learns to build a team, not to throw a couple superstars together to make a sorry excuse for an NBA team.

      March 30, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Ahhhhh.....Struck a pathetic Cav Fan Nerve. You guys have no class!

      March 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      For all the people who keep telling us Cleveland Cav's , Browns and the Indians fans to get over it. All I have to say is for all of you to go straight to HE double hocky sticks and do it from Cleveland Hopkins Airport

      March 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John

    The Heat just felt bad for you pathetic Cav fans and laid down last night. James couldn't bare to see all those Cav fans cry any more.

    March 30, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • AmishAirline

      Well then, John, by your logic, the Heat have felt sorry for a LOT of teams this season, because they are horrible! I feel sorry for D-Wade, having this failed experiment foist upon him. He's a true superstar, and now he's forced to stand and watch while LeB!tch and RuPaul fight over possessions. It's HILARIOUS to all of us except you Miami bandwagoners.

      March 30, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Ahhhhh.....Struck a pathetic Cav Fan Nerve. No matter what the reason, you guys have no class!

      March 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dana

    It seems that the only person showing any shred of maturity has been LeBron James. Are you people in Cleveland that petty? Boo someone "everytime" they touch the ball? Refuse them to go into your stadium's garage? Are you serious?

    LeBron made a decision for his professional career as an adult. Sometimes adults make decisions that everyone doesn't agree with. But really Cleveland, what does that really say about you that have the mentality of a 8 year old, just because someone did something that you don't like? Forever? That's pretty pathetic.

    I think you guys should put more energy into trying to put together a winning team, rather than directing all of your energy into bashing someone that you have clearly shown you didn't really want to keep, and he's clearly shown he didn't really care to stay any longer.

    March 30, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • grif

      I could not agree with you more. Adults acting so childish is a pathetic sight, Capt. Dan had seven years to get Lebron some bona-fide help, and the best he could do was Shaq and Jameson, please. Now you see what being cheap and stubborn gets you in professional sports, it's certainly not more money and championships, but just the opposite.

      March 30, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      I think the reason hate him so much is that hulls doosh moves. The whole "Decision" spectacle on ESPN. I am not even from Cleveland and that was enough for me to think he is a jackwipe. He never won anything in his seven years in Cleveland. He was a playoff bust. He always looked like a heartless loser. The he hides in the locker room last night during introductions. Another coward move. I think he is a dick, and I am not a fan of Clevelend or Miami.

      March 30, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. squirrel

    I thought I was a knucklehead because I couldn't read and understand the article. Turns out its the writer and proof reader that suck ! Maybe you should stick to foreign affairs and leave the sports stories to the sports people !!! The Cavs did not participate in the X Games this year !!

    March 30, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      No, you're just a knucklehead

      March 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. D

    I read articles on cnn.com all the time, and it just always astounds me how many grammar and spelling errors I run into. Every other article has a problem somewhere....
    They need some quality control....bad.

    March 30, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Who cares....

      March 30, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ron Burgandy

    @Dana: I've been to Cleveland and there's not much going on there. All they have is a bunch of sweaty black men to get excited about. They lost their dreamy chocolate hero and don't like the eye candy they're left with. 🙁 Aww sowwie Cwevewand too soon?

    March 30, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jim

    The Cavaliers are a horrible team. The Heat are obviously the better team overall but they just had a bad night. Cleveland has beaten the Celtics this year, the Lakers, and New York (3 times). Sometimes the team with the least talent pulls one off and gets lucky when the team with more talent doesn't perform.

    March 30, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
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