Here's how Twitter works. You join. You follow other users. Other users follow you. You post your thoughts. And sometimes you repost the thoughts of others.

LeBron James understands this. As of 1:30 p.m. Thursday, he had more than 1.25 million followers, followed 135 and had tweeted 922 times. Some of those posts even have an "RT" in front of them, which means he even understands how to retweet the ideas of others.

So maybe, just maybe, it's a specious argument that a tweet early Wednesday morning by James wasn't about the Cleveland Cavaliers -- his former team was embarrassed by the Lakers in Los Angeles 112-57 the night before -- and wasn't even his original thought.

"Crazy. Karma is a b-----. Gets you every time," James wrote -- or didn't. "It's not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!"

James then tried to clarify the tweet Wednesday, only not.

"It's just how I was feeling at the time," James told reporters. "It wasn't even a comment from me. It was someone who sent it to me, and I sent it out. It wasn't toward that team. It definitely wasn't a good showing by that team last night. I know they wish they would've played better."

OK, so James didn't take his talents to fabrication. But if he did, these might have been better excuses.

1. "Look, I didn't understand what karma was. But then we lost to the Clippers and I sprained my ankle. My bad."

2. "I got some powder in my eyes."

3. "That was the conclusion I woke up with this morning."

4. "That was Dan Gilbert trying to make me look bad. Comic Sans, man. Comic Sans."

5. "Delonte West made me post it. Dude is scary."

6. "What ultimately helped me make my tweet is you have to do what's best for you and what's going to make you happy at the end of the day."