Slow Your Roll: An Open Letter To Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert

July 9th, 2010 by Will Anderson Leave a reply »
Dear Mr. Gilbert,

I would like to start out this letter by sending my condolences to you and the Cavs for your loss. It goes without saying that Lebron James was the greatest athlete to play in Ohio since Jim Brown.

However, I have a bone to pick with you.

I don't mean to kick you and your team while you're down, but the blame for the loss of the King rests solely with you and your management staff.

Now, you may say, "How dare you! We have every right to be angry, and write letters which rip our former superstar for abandoning our poor city."

Well I say you don't.

Lebron James came into the NBA as a highly-touted high school phenom. He was a rare blend of adult size, speed, and basketball ability that was unheard of. The Cavs got really lucky that certain pieces fell into place for you to acquire such a great player back in 2003, and in return here is what he gave you and the City of Cleveland:

Five playoff appearances, including one NBA Finals appearance A two-time MVP Award Winner The best regular season record in the NBA for the 2009-2010 season A six-time NBA All-Star And the list goes o ...

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