David Stern, we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. This means that people are allowed say what they want about any subject they want. It’s called an opinion and everyone has a right to express theirs. Your $100,000 fine of the Cav’s owner, Dan Gilbert, reeks of overstepping your boundaries simply because you can. Let’s think about this for a moment. LeBron decided to leave Cleveland after 7 years to pursue that ever elusive NBA championship ring and all the accolades that go along with it. It’s obvious in Gilbert’s open letter on the Cav’s Website about LeBron’s departure, that one thing is evident – he sees the handwriting on the wall – fewer ticket sales, less capital for the city, and last but you bet your ass not least, declining revenues for his pockets. LeBron was the Cleveland Cavaliers. Without him, they may as well be called the New Jersey Nets.
Did you know that Dan Gilbert is the founder and owner of Quicken Loans and during the Lebron era with the Cav’s he invested over $27 million in upgrades and renovations to the Quicken Loans Arena and another $25 million in a new player development and training center. Now you tell me, is this man upset now that LeBron is gone, or what?
Why don’t you suck it up, David Stern and let the man vent his frustration on paper. The city’s over it, why aren’t you?