Cav’s owner Dan Gilbert
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?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, LeBron is going to the Heat. His announcement was small compared to all that hype and waiting I had to do to find out. It was on ALL day long. Then I was told he would make the announcement at 9:00 p.m. so I tuned in. I sat there for almost 30 minutes more minutes watching more b******t. Then they showed LeBron and some man sitting up like they were on The Regis & Kelly Show!! What the h**l is this? He starts interviewing him and I’m thinking ‘just say it already’. He says he just made up his mind this morning. Know that’s a lie. How come everybody else knew? True I wanted him to go to Jay-Z and the Nets, but I never thought he would take the easy road and go with the Heat. Michael Jordan stuck with one team, Kobe stuck with one team, that’s what great players do. They don’t run to a team because other ‘superstars’ are already there. They build their team up. I lost a lot of respect for LeBron tonight. I liked him, Mo Williams, and Boobie Gibson together and think he threw that city and his team mates under the bus. He’s from Ohio, he should have stayed and worked on bringing his home a championship. All I know is it must be a bad feeling to know you’ll never be welcomed in your old stomping grounds again. But then again he probably could care less…..And why did he have on an earpiece?…..
I’m sorry but am I the other one hoping that LeBron chooses to play for Jay-Z’s team the New Jersey Nets? All night I’ve been listening to people speculating where LeBron James will choose to play ball. Maybe two analyists had the Nets on their list, and that was maybe their third or fourth pick. Jay-Z became part owner of the Nets in 2004. He only owns a small portion of the Nets but I’m pretty sure he has say-so when it comes to the team. Everyone knows Jay and Lebron have been close friends for years. This would be a good look for hip-hop if Lebron chooses the Nets. Plus the New Jersey Nets are about to become the Brooklyn Nets. Epic. I can’t wait to see who he chooses, but for the sake of hip-hop, I hope he goes to Brooklyn.