LeBron James, Dan Gilbert and Tampering Charges: Let the Circus Begin

December 2nd, 2010 by Benjamin Larsen Leave a reply »
LeBron James is making his first trip back to Cleveland since signing with the Miami Heat over the summer, and he has plenty on his mind.

As if the probable taunts, boos and jeers from the Cavaliers' faithful fans and a less-than-impressive start by the Miami Heat aren't enough, James now has to deal with a Yahoo! Sports report released Wednesday that said Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is investigating Miami's courtship of the NBA's top player to determine whether tampering occurred.

According to the report, Gilbert has spent up to several hundreds of thousands of dollars in hiring a law firm to investigate the issue. Gilbert's goal is to present a case to the NBA, which would then launch a formal investigation into the tampering case. Gilbert has said privately that he will not stop until he has a sure-fire case to bring to David Stern in the form of a formal investigation request.

If found guilty of tampering, the Miami Heat could face front-office suspensions, fines levied and the potential loss of future draft picks. 

With the report curiously released just a day before LeBron's highly-anticipated return to the city he left beh ...

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