It was LeBron and a bunch of trash bags against the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoff series between the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds.
How many times did we hear LeBron and Co. were going to sweep their way into the second round? And through the entire "weak East" maybe?
For all of you who made that prediction, you were proven wrong in the fastest way possible.
THe ClEVElanD CaVAleRs WiLl sWEep thE PaCErs pic.twitter.com/l8S2Af8FjT— 8 Points, 9 Seconds (@8pts9secs) April 15, 2018
The Pacers embarrassed the Cavs in Cleveland by a score of 98-80, and everyone's got something to say about this.
That was the first time in LBJ's last 21 first-round playoff games that he lost.
Let the LeBron-leaving-Cleveland rumors heat up faster than ever before!
LeBron looking at Philly’s roster and cap space this summer pic.twitter.com/5r619fmewY— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 15, 2018
Ah, wait! The sweepstakes are over!
BREAKING: LeBron James has announced he is taking his talents to Philadelphia effective immediately— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) April 15, 2018
For the majority of this one, LeBron seemed to be the only guy on the court doing anything. J.R. Smith was the only other Cavs player who showed any promise (mostly on contested trash), and here's how we can sum up the rest of the performances:
LeBron: "Can one of you guys do something please?"— Victor Wobadipo (@World_Wide_Wob) April 15, 2018
Jeff Green: pic.twitter.com/0Gr8Py10dp
Any update on Ty Lue?
But let's face it, LeBron wasn't great either. The Pacers are clearly an inferior team. LeBron is arguably the best player on the planet, and he shouldn't be hesitating to go to the rack as well as constantly passing it to teammates that can't make shots.
Come on, man.
On top of that, how do you let THIS happen?!
This is the plumber that locked-down LeBron tonight for 0% 3PT & 41% FG in an 18-point blowout. pic.twitter.com/LtwAVzTwfr— Michael Jordan (@PettyAirJordan) April 15, 2018
And when you get out-performed by Victor Oladipo at home, you better expect the trolls to come out HARD.
But don't worry, LeBron fans still have some ammo after this one that should get them zero leverage in ANY argument.
"bUt PlAYofF LebRoN HAs a tRiPLe DoUBlE" pic.twitter.com/oEZXacrqY6— Victor OlaDEEPthroat (@TheDouch3) April 15, 2018
If that's all you got, you're in trouble.
Expect LeBron fans to be on full tilt.