LeBron James Ends Social Media Blackout

LeBron James Ends Social Media Blackout

NBA superstar thanks family and fans in Facebook post one week after losing in the Finals.

Published June 24, 2015

Before the start of each postseason, LeBron James went on a social media blackout, refusing to check Twitter, Instagram, Facebook...or even to use his cell phone.

Well, after his Cleveland Cavaliers came up short against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals last week, the sting of the defeat kept King James off his social media streams for another seven days.

But on Tuesday, LeBron snapped out of his funk, posting a Facebook picture of his sons enjoying a roller-coaster ride, accompanied by a message, thanking his family and fans for having his back and promising a better King James in the 2015-16 season.

It hurt to lose. I’ve been in a funk lately, but this… this is what motivates me to do what I do. How can I ever be down...

Posted by LeBron James on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

It's scary to think that James is promising to "get better," considering he averaged a ridiculous near-triple-double of 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists over six games of the Finals.


But then again, the whole point of LeBron returning to the Cavs was to lead them to an NBA title victory, ending Cleveland's 51-year major sports championship drought.

Already, early Las Vegas sportsbook odds have named James and the Cavs as the favorite to win the title next year. 

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(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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