NBA Tweets from Last Night: Twitter Reacts to Lakers Downward Spiral

Jonathan WassermanNBA Lead WriterDecember 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Mike D'Antoni of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a call during a 79-77 Indiana Pacer win at Staples Center on November 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The Lakers keep losing. This one came at the hands of the previously 4-17 Cleveland Cavaliers, which can only mean that Twitter was at full strength, ready to pounce.

It's at the point where you tune into a Lakers game to see if they're going to lose, instead of the other way around.

Now that Twitter has given everyone a national microphone, a loss to the Cavaliers will never go unnoticed—especially under the circumstances.

Mike Greenberg has a feeling, and it has nothing to do with the Lakers coming together, battling adversity and winning a championship.

It's early, much can change, but I'm starting to think #Lakers season is going to be one of those disasters they write books about later.

— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) December 12, 2012

I hate to say it but the back-court perimeter defense isn't going to get any better when Steve Nash returns.

Getting a reminder of how great Kyrie Irving is. Clinic versus Lakers.

— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) December 12, 2012

Grantland's Rembert Browne has a wise suggestion for the Lakers. It involves the Mighty Ducks, Keenan Thompson and potentially a knuckle-puck.

The Lakers need to go play street hockey with Russ Tyler and his older brother's friends or something.

— Rembert Browne (@rembert) December 12, 2012

Tell us how you really feel.

Lakers trash! Im embarrassed to be a fan at this moment

— Renz(@renz360) December 12, 2012

A stat like this illustrates the lack of offensive balance. This isn't to say it's Kobe Bryant's fault, rather that others must assert themselves. Or maybe it's Kobe's fault.

Lakers are now 1-10 this season when Kobe scores 30 or more this season.

— Eye on Basketball (@EyeOnBasketball) December 12, 2012

So what you're trying to say Jarrod, is that you don't like Mike D'Antoni?

The @lakers have a many issues; Mike D'Antoni is their biggest. They won't reach their potential with him as their coach. Big mistake in LA

— Jarrod N Rudolph (@JRudolphSports) December 12, 2012

It appears as if @EvilMikeTomlin has a source claiming the Lakers are looking to explore the mid-season, free-agent market. Still not sure this acquisition would be able to run D'Antoni's system.

Lakers set to bring in new player for next game twitter.com/EvilMikeTomlin…

— Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) December 12, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, Doug Ellin, creator of HBO's Entourage:

Lakers are like Lindsay Lohan at a club. A different kind of disaster every night.

— Doug Ellin (@mrdougellin) December 12, 2012

How many sprints would they owe if this actually happened?

My Lakers need coach Carter

— Tito M.™ (@TitoLA24) December 12, 2012

"Hey coach, can you diagnose the Lakers' issues offensively and explain this downward spiral?"

D'Antoni on Lakers: "Right now, we're all screwed up."

— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) December 12, 2012

Mike D'Antoni's fanbase is starting to dwindle. It appears to be 300 pounds lighter than it was yesterday.

D'Antoni wouldn't challenge the stars in NY and he wouldn't do it in La either #Soft

— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) December 10, 2012

To cap things off, Mike D'Antoni loses his cool with the media—already.

Mike D'Antoni tells T.J. Simers "you're starting to piss me off." bit.ly/S8kINi #grabspopcorn

— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) December 12, 2012

ESPN's Mike Hill on the Lakers possible interest in free-agent Delonte West. Cue the double-drum tap and symbol.

If the Lakers bring in Delonte West with Metta World Peace already there....they really WILL need Phil.......Dr Phil!!

— Mike Hill (@MikeHillESPN) December 12, 2012

Hopefully the Lakers knew not to check their mentions last night. They probably didn't get any "good job, good effort" tweets.