It’s the tweet that spoke volumes.
On Saturday night, LeBron James used Twitter to send a message to his teammate, Kevin Love, as the Cleveland Cavaliers struggle to mesh. He chose his words carefully and no one on the planet failed to understand that they were referencing a preseason comment in which Love used the expression “fit out.”
Just in case anyone missed the message, James clarified it Sunday. “It’s not a coincidence, man,” he told reporters (via Cleveland.com) after initially denying any connection.
“It wasn’t even about this team, it was more about people in general,” James said initially, to a larger group of reporters. “It was just a general thought that I had, and obviously whatever thought I had people try to encrypt it and ‘Da Vinci Code’ it and all that stuff. It’s just a general thought, that’s all that is.
“And people are always trying to fit out instead of fitting in, instead of being a part of something special. And that’s all that was about.”
But less than 24 hours after the tweet, Love did indeed fit in as the Cavs beat the Los Angeles Lakers for their 13th victory in 14 games. Love had a season-high 32 points on 11-of-18 shooting (7-of-8 from the three-point line). Love denied that his breakout game was tied to the possibility that he can be a free agent over the summer.
“I’m a Cleveland Cavalier,” he said.