Cavaliers Owner Lashes Out At LeBron


Cavaliers Owner Lashes Out At LeBron

By now everyone knows that NBA superstar LeBron James has decided to leave the Cavaliers and play with the Miami Heat next season. As expected, this has left a lot of Cavs fans feeling betrayed. Many fans have now changed their feelings toward LeBron. Fans who once worshipped him now harbour hatred towards him and hope that he never wins a championship.

Of course some backlash would be expected but I never expected this. Last night, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert posted an open letter to all Cleveland fans. In the letter he tore LeBron apart. He said some very nasty things about James and the letter was anything but professional. It was quite shocking in some ways. Here is the article:

Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;

As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.

This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his “decision” unlike anything ever “witnessed” in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.

Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us.

The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you.

There is so much more to tell you about the events of the recent past and our more than exciting future. Over the next several days and weeks, we will be communicating much of that to you.

You simply don’t deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.

You have given so much and deserve so much more.

In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight:


You can take it to the bank.

If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to Cleveland, I can tell you that this shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own has shifted our “motivation” to previously unknown and previously never experienced levels.

Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there.

Sorry, but that’s simply not how it works.

This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown “chosen one” sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And “who” we would want them to grow-up to become.

But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called “curse” on Cleveland, Ohio.

The self-declared former “King” will be taking the “curse” with him down south. And until he does “right” by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.

Just watch.

Sleep well, Cleveland.

Tomorrow is a new and much brighter day….

I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only:

DELIVERING YOU the championship you have long deserved and is long overdue….

Cavaliers Owner Lashes Out At LeBron

Dan Gilbert
Majority Owner
Cleveland Cavaliers”

Check out the article here. It’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out. Will LeBron issue a letter in response? Will he ever be welcome in Cleveland again? One thing is forsure, this is going to be an interesting season.

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