NBA’s Heated Homecoming: Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert’s Letter To Cleveland

November 30th, 2010 by Big Nasty Leave a reply »
With less than one week until LeBron James’ heavily anticipated return to Cleveland in a Miami Heat jersey, I thought it necessary to reflect on the critical events that brought us here.

One thing you've got to admire about Cleveland is their resiliency.  Only a city so devoid of personal triumph can embody such a trait while its character remains strong.

Cleveland's toughness comes from the fact that they don't take anything laying down, not to mention the crappy weather.  Cav's owner Dan Gilbert's enraged response to "The Decision" was simple proof of just that. 

Throwing caution and discretion to the wind, Gilbert kept the media frenzy, sparked by the decision, spinning out of control with his almost immediate response to what was described as an act of betrayal.

James was to take his talents to South Beach to play with the Miami Heat, but not before being chased out of town with a pitchfork disguised as a 400+ word e-mail to the city of Cleveland.

In the capitalized (at spots) tirade, Cavs owner Gilbert accused James of quitting in the playoffs against the Celtics, a sentiment that just hours prior Cleveland natives ...

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