Although sports teams and coaches regularly trade, buy, and sell sports players like slaves or cattle, Cleveland Caveliers owner Dan Gilbert doesn’t like the way Lebron made a business decision to go “bring his talents to South Beach”. Gilbert posted this b*tch tirade last night on the Cavs blog:
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. Continue »