This time by the sour grapes peddling owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers who seems to have forgotten that this is a business not a love affair! His whining sounds, for all the world, like a jilted lover!
LeBron James played for him for five years and in those five years, Dan Gilbert never supplied James with sufficiently talented supporting players and management to enable James to achieve his #1 goal - to win an NBA championship. Now granted, LeBron is only 25 years of age but the lifespan of a professional athletes career is necessarily limited by the physical grind of the career. So the following pure-Lord CRAP from Dan Gilbert (who probably didn't EARN one dime of his money but rather inherited it from harder-working, less infantile progenitors) is just offensive as hell to me - and I grew up in Cleveland!
Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;Someone needs to slap Dan Gilbert upside the head and make him realize that LeBron James was his EMPLOYEE, not his LOVER! And this kind of whining sour grapes is unbecoming the City of Cleveland, the State of Ohio and ultimately the NBA as well!
As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland
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.