Take That Letter Down, Dan Gilbert!
Somebody should have told the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers that his nasty letter about LeBron James made him look like an ass.
But acting like a jilted lover with a juvenile letter wasn't enough for you. No, you did a phone interview with the Associated Press, just in case we didn't fully realize how little class you have. You said James ''has gotten a free pass'' and ''tonight we saw who he really is.'' You said James ''quit'' in Games 2, 4, 5 and 6 during the playoffs against the Boston Celtics, and he quit in Game 6 against the Orlando Magic in 2009.
Yeah, that's why you would've given him a lap dance and more--in addition to $126 million--to ensure that he re-signed with the Cavs. If he did get a free pass in Cleveland, you were dying to re-up it. Instead, we saw who you really are when he declined your offer. And you're pretty ugly.
Good luck with that guarantee. I'm sure the NBA's best free agents now are clamoring to play for your team in beautiful downtown Cleveland. I'm sure they can't wait to play for an owner who conducts himself in such a mature, respectful, professional manner when faced with disappointment? Thanks to your infantile diatribes, you'll get exactly what you deserve!
Deron Snyder is a regular contributor to The Root. He can be reached here.