Cavs Owner, Dan Gilbert, Spends All Sympathy Points at Once


Dan Gilbert published the below letter on the Cavs’ website immediately following LeBron’s announcement that he would be playing with the Miami Heat next season:

Open Letter to Fans from Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert
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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….

Dan Gilbert
Majority Owner
Cleveland Cavaliers

Uh… I felt bad for the Cavs before I read that hateful little ditty by the team owner. Sour grapes, buddy. How much money did LeBron make for this guy? The team before James was irrelevant. He gave them 7 years of being one of the most intriguing and successful NBA franchises in the league. He took a team that started Eric Snow and Larry Hughes in the back court to the NBA Finals. He is an adult working in the United States of America and has the right to pursue happiness wherever he chooses. It’s called perspective.

5 Responses to “Cavs Owner, Dan Gilbert, Spends All Sympathy Points at Once”

  1. pmadavi Says:

    Could he come off any worse? I’m guessing the fans in Cleveland wanted to hear that stuff. Too bad they won’t be going to enough games and buying enough merch to allow him to actually keep his promise. Not much class there by Gilbert.

  2. High Above Courtside Says:

    I dont think that the fans of Akron, nor Cleveland deserved the steaming duece that Bron took on their heads.

    • pmadavi Says:

      That’s cause you never lived there when the Indians went to the World Series. They are the second most insufferable fans in the world. And the fact that they have NO APPRECIATION for the past 7 years proves it.

    • jpalumbo Says:

      Gilbert doesn’t care about Cleveland. Gilbert cares that his asset that brought the hard-earned cash of Clevelandians into his pockets is leaving. LeBron was his money, and his money just got up and walked away, and like all fabulously wealthy men, nothing pisses him off more than losing a small portion of his endless bank.

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