Friday, July 9, 2010

Dan Gilbert Letter about LeBron

Bwahahahaha.  I feel bad for the Cavaliers and its fan base, but Dan Gilbert, the majority owner of the team, went bonkers in a letter after LeBron James announced that he is going to Miami and leaving Cleveland.  Here is the text in its hilarious entirety:

Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight; 
As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier. 
This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his "decision" unlike anything ever "witnessed" in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment. 
Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us. 
The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you. 
There is so much more to tell you about the events of the recent past and our more than exciting future. Over the next several days and weeks, we will be communicating much of that to you. 
You simply don't deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal. 
You have given so much and deserve so much more. 
In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight: 
You can take it to the bank. 
If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to Cleveland, I can tell you that this shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own has shifted our "motivation" to previously unknown and previously never experienced levels. 
Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there. 
Sorry, but that's simply not how it works. 
This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown "chosen one" sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And "who" we would want them to grow-up to become. 
But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called "curse" on Cleveland, Ohio. 
The self-declared former "King" will be taking the "curse" with him down south. And until he does "right" by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma. 
Just watch. 
Sleep well, Cleveland. 
Tomorrow is a new and much brighter day.... 
I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only: 
DELIVERING YOU the championship you have long deserved and is long overdue.... 

Dan Gilbert
Majority Owner
Cleveland Cavaliers 

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Fenway_Nation said...

I feel kinda bad for the fans there- The Browns suck, the Tribe sucks, LeBron is gone and they're represented by frothy moonbat Dennis Kucinich (altho' they have only themselves to blame).

With that said, good god I hate the LA Lakers and their know-nothing, bandwagon-hopping, riot-prone fanbase......If it's the Heat and not the Lakers w/the NBA title next year, so be it....

Reaganite Republican said...

I am a born and raised Cleveland boy, and follow all teams + OSU Buckeyes to this day.

I never like Lebron James, and am glad to see him go... I'm serious.

While you could easily make the argument I am nuts on those grounds alone, the fact is he always seemed like a self-absorbed moron to me, and I sure feel vincicated by this crap with his mom/Delonte West, his shameful surrender in this year's playoffs, and now this week's ego fest and giving the finger to his home town- some role model.

His comments on President Bush were appalling... and you can tell he's very stupid about these things and has NO idea what he's talking about. Maybe the youth that voted for Obama because of Lebron's influence will learn a valuable lesson now that he's driving the country off a cliff.

Linked at RR today~ SCREW Lebron James, AMF I say:

Enjoy your weekend,


Alezend said...

Im glad he left Cleveland. If they are really so pathetic to freak out that a basketball player left their team and to go as far as burning jerseys and personally attacking him for it. How utterly pathetic does someones life have to be to get that worked up about it. And to say that they will win before Lebron does hahahha Cleveland's sports teams totally suck. This is not to say the other cities he did not go to and had similar reactions are not also worthless.