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LeBron James, Samsung rep, tweets rage at his Galaxy

LeBron James is so frustrated that his phone erased everything on it that he had to tell someone -- yes, all his Twitter followers.

LeBron from a Samsung ad. Samsung/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

When you get mad, you get mad.

When you're a famous person, it's your duty to share your madness. And if you want the immediacy of sharing just how mad you are, you go to Twitter.

Quite naturally, this is what LeBron James chose to do on Wednesday when his phone phlegmed out and erased everything he had on it.

As Business Insider reports, the Miami Heat forward told his 12 million followers: "My phone just erased everything it had in it and rebooted. One of the sickest feelings I've had in my life!!!"

Oh, no(te). LeBron James/Twitter

Sympathy welled from Miami to Mogadishu. Sadly, some retweeted his pain and gloated.

For LeBron's phone is most definitely a Samsung. How can I know? Well, he's a highly-paid endorser of Samsung products. And he's said to use a Galaxy Note.

Of course, it could be that he is secretly an iPhone junkie. Some suggested that of Ellen DeGeneres during the Oscars. (And with reason.)

I cannot believe, however, that LeBron does anything other than commit his talents to one brand.

You will be stunned into dunking on your own head when I tell you that his tweet was subsequently deleted.

Moreover, just before game time of his team's home game against Brooklyn, James tweeted a happy ending: "Close call. Wheew! Got all my info back. Gamer! Lol."

Gamer, indeed. Lol, too.