LeBron James Is To Blame: So Are Dan Gilbert And David Stern

July 9th, 2010 by Jeff Hicks Leave a reply »
LeBron James fooled everyone into believing he was his own person, his own entity, and the "King." What Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and NBA commissioner David Stern created is much more foolish.

Gilbert had been put in charge of the dubious task of keeping James happy while he was a member of the Cavs. He did that very well, and that could be what led to the departure of Cleveland's native son.

Former GM Danny Ferry and former head coach Mike Brown warned Gilbert that leaving the leash this long for LeBron would never keep him happy or around. Friends and family were hired to work for the organization, allowed to play in the summer league, and given the opportunity to sit with James on team flights. At no point during James's tenure was there any structure set to let him know who was still in charge.

No structure, no control, no reason to stay.

LeBron got a good general manager and head coach fired, got Gilbert to run rampant trying to get pieces for the LeBron puzzle, and left feeling no remorse because he is a taker. Gilbert was the enabler, and no one could convince him that James would keep taking before he actually ga ...

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