Kings mock Cavaliers with ‘for the Land’ tweet

Sacramento Kings' Anthony Tolliver (43) and Matt Barnes (22) defend Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Cleveland. The Kings won 116-112. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are enduring their toughest stretch of basketball since prodigal son LeBron James made his triumphant return to the city.

Losers of six of their last eight games, what the Cavaliers need most right now – according to James – is a playmaker. What they most definitely do not need right now is to be mocked by the 18-27 Sacramento Kings following Wednesday’s 116-112 overtime loss.

Ah, the never-ending dangers of giving yourself a nickname. The lesson, as always, is to be careful when sharpening your petard because you never know if you’ll end up being the one hoisted upon it.

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