Petty Personified: Cleveland Cavaliers Dan Gilbert Is NBA’s Worst Owner

July 9th, 2010 by Cecil Harris Leave a reply »
Sports don’t build character. Sports reveal character.

This is as true of athletes as of those involved in the business of sports.

A lack of character compelled Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to rant like a petulant child after he lost superstar LeBron James to the Miami Heat and got nothing in return.

Now, Gilbert tells visitors to the Cavaliers website, the Associated Press, and anyone else willing to listen that LeBron is “cowardly,” “selfish” and “a quitter.”

If that’s how Gilbert honestly feels, then why did he offer LeBron $120 million to re-sign with the team?

Why did he not make it known through the NBA grapevine that the Cavs would do a sign-and-trade deal with any team that wants (and can afford) a “cowardly, selfish quitter?”

That way, the Cavs and their fans would have come away with something other than the usual pain and ennui associated with life in Cleveland.

And the Ca ...

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