CLEVELAND — LeBron James got ghost in his season-opening appearance for the Cavs in an embarrassing home loss to the hapless New York Knicks.
King James, who made his celebrated return back to Northeast Ohio (which encompasses his hometown of Akron and nearby Cleveland) after four straight NBA title appearances and two consecutive championships, was weirdly detached and aloof during most of the 95-90 loss before an overflowing sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena in a revived downtown Cleveland, shooting an abysmal 5-15 and causing eight turnovers to finish with 17 meaningless points.
The other parts to the Cavs Big Three put in work in James’ mysterious and baffling offensive absence. Kyrie Irving scored 22 and 7 assists, while big-ticket free agent finished with Kevin Love added 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavs.
While James was disappointed and embarrassed by his turnovers and overall performance, social media delighted in his failure, constructing some hilarious memes mocking the ballyhooed beginning (or new beginning) to his Cavs career. Take a look at some of the funniest LeBron James memes from Thursday night’s contest between the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks.