LeBron’s Return To Cleveland: Why the Player and His New Team Are Out of Excuses

December 1st, 2010 by Aaron Torres Leave a reply »
Maybe Dan Gilbert wasn’t so crazy after all.

You know what I’m talking about, right? Remember the “letter” that Gilbert (the Cleveland Cavaliers owner), wrote to his season-ticket holders and fans last summer after LeBron James skipped town? Remember the promise he made, that his Cavs would win a championship before the “SELF-TITLED KING WINS ONE!” Remember how we all laughed at Gilbert’s audacity (not to mention his liberal use of the CAPS button)? Remember how we were equal parts impressed by his loyalty, while at the same time terrified by his rage? Remember all that?

Well here we are a full six months later, but a mere 30 hours from LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, and Gilbert is looking like the smartest guy in the room. Sure his Cavaliers aren’t all that close to a title, but they are playing hard, scrapping their way to respectability and staying afloat around the .500 mark. Meanwhile, James’ new team is just a few games better in the standings, but scrapping by their own right, seemingly ready to implode at any point.

So with these two teams getting ready to take the court Thu ...

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