ESPN Trolls Cleveland Cavaliers With Tweet About "LeBron James' Former Team"

By Connor Muldowney
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Over the years, ESPN has accrued much respect and a large following. People tune into ESPN on a daily basis for the latest news and sports talk/conversation, but sometimes the network finds itself on people’s bad side. On Wednesday night, the ESPN stats and info Twitter account did just that.

The Cleveland Cavaliers faced off against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night in Auburn Hills, Mich., and they had to do so without Kyrie Irving. This happened to be the same night that the Miami Heat took on the Indiana Pacers in the biggest game of the season for both teams.

Dion Waiters won  the game for the Cavaliers on a buzzer-beater in impressive fashion.

Sure the Pistons-Cavs game was forgotten in the night’s big slate of top NBA games, but that didn’t stop ESPN from offering up one tweet that angered thousands of fans — even some who could care less about any of the teams involved.

Okay, we get it, ESPN, you are a network that is completely biased toward LeBron James.

However, just because you hold an hour-long special a few years back with the superstar’s announcement of where he will sign doesn’t mean you have a free pass on anything you say about James or his former team in Cleveland.

Just another annoying ESPN trolling event.

Many of the replies to that tweet weren’t even from Cleveland fans, just fans of the sport that were annoyed at what ESPN did, referring to an NBA team as “LeBron James’ former team” instead of the name they’ve had since before LeBron was even born.

Stay classy, ESPN.

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