Last night, after LeBron James announced his decision to play for the Miami Heat, Clevland Cavaliers majority owner, Dan Gibson, released a scathing poison pen "open letter" to the Cleveland Cavaliers fans.

To call the contents of this disturbing "letter" hateful, vicious, revolting and vile would be an understatement. Clearly, Mr. Gibson was pretty darn upset about losing his franchise player.

But Gibson should have known that LeBron James was nothing but a narcissist who cares only about himself. After all, didn't Gibson help to create the monster?

 

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:

"I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE"

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

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Uh, bitter much? :coffee:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Snap! Where are my manners?? Good morning one and all.
    Happy Friday! :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    Give Jah thanks...always and forever...from you have life you have everything...Good morning

    And with that...Did he just put a Ceelie curse on LBJ???? :rofl:

    Until you do right by me...everything you think about is gonna crumble!

  • Daisy

    He needs to read 40 million dollar slaves n get over it. Cry me a river already. Dude we are FREE

    Not the biggest Lebron fan or hater but I wish him well all the same. I know I wld leave my job today for a better opp and career growth :yea:

    KG almost missed out on his ring being loyal to a team for years. Like ochocinco said when a player leaves they are a traitor but when a team cuts u its just biz #chileplease do what's best for u and yours #attheendoftheday

    #thatisall

    #carryon (yes I saw that smart azz comment the other day. I will contine to use this phrase like I have so many other times cause nothing nothing u aint saying nothing! )

    Morning and TGIF

    IT is working on my comp so I'm chillin like a villan :woot:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    I can't believe this guy did a "Color Purple Celie" curse on Lebron James. I hope the Three Kings of the Miami Heat win the championship for the next five years.

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Hell hath no fury like a scorned Basketball Team Owner & Fans.....

    L M A O! Womp womp Cleveland :(

  • starr

    I actually respect his gullyness lol He didn't give the typical political correct statement that folks are so use to... He said what he felt. Besides, he's only saying what so many ppl in cleveland are feeling..... He gets pts for keeping it real in my book :lol:

  • kearalove

    Why am I picturing him practicing this letter in the mirror and saying
    "And until he does “right” by Cleveland and Ohio" while pointing a crooked finger?

    Morning SR Fam!! It's my birthday! :dance: The big 3-0! Cancers stand up!!

  • Daisy

    Oh I forgot to add that Kobe n Jordan had help! The cavs didn't get Lebron any real help in 7yrs. I don't see why some are knocking him for playing w/Wade when some folks still mad at Kobe/shaq for breaking up w/each other

    @rene yes he put the color purple curse on Lebron :lol:

  • Danielle84

    #TEAMLEBRON :cheer:

    OMG I wish this dude would shut up :mad: He is acting like a scorned teenage girl. I think Lebron made the best decision for HIM and I can't wait for the season to start. Dan Gilbert acting like Lebron didn't make him a ton of money over the last 7 years! He is the best thing that happened to Ohio in years and is not obligated to stay on a losing team!
    I can't believe those people actually burned his jersey in the streets! Some man was actually crying on the radio today, people are crazy I tell you.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @renegade: Yes, he put a curse on Lebron. Dude has it really bad!!!

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Happy Birthday Kearalove :party:

  • lakercrazy

    SO HE MOVED TO THE HEAT LETS SEE IF HE REALLY DO SOMETHING NOW!!! "KING JAMES" BISH PLEASE :rolleyes:

  • lovezoe

    Last name is Gilbert.

  • lakercrazy

    GOOD MORNING SR FAM AND HAPPY FRIDAY ITS TIME TO GET LOOOOOSE :danban:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    :happybirthday: Kearalove!!!

  • Danielle84

    lovezoe says:

    Last name is Gilbert.

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    I saw that too but I wasn't going to mention it lol

  • kearalove

    Like ochocinco said when a player leaves they are a traitor but when a team cuts u its just biz
    :cosign:
    Maybe LBJ was tired of Cleveland? He's young and wants to be where the action is, which happens to be MIA right now.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes y'all!! I can't wait to get off from work so I can get my sip on!!

  • bama_n_jersey

    If this is how the owner felt about him I am glad he left. I am not a Lebron fan but since I do play sports I know that you play to win. He gave them 7 years to make a team around him and who did they bring in "SHAQ" :lol:

    Then to say that he quit in the playoffs.....come on man, he was probably tired. In order for them to get that far he had to carry the team on his back and for what....when he had an off night no one else was there to step up

  • Daisy

    Happy b day Keara

    @starr I usually ride w/those who aren't PC n speak freely but not this time :nono: he sounds like a bish

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    lol he sound like a beeeyoootch. Lebron wants to win, he was unable to do that in cleveland in 7 years and like daisy said its a business and you in that business to win. if cleveland had cut him then it would be business but since he chose to leave he a villain thats just wrong on so many levels. but im glad the guys put aside there egos and wallets and decided to come together with a common goal to win championships for many years to come.

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    Someone is just a tad bit salty :violin:

  • bama_n_jersey

    He was a free agent...which means he was free to leave. Who does he really have to be loyal to???? The fans, the owner, or himself. He has been in Ohio his entire life, shoot he needs to go somewhere different where he can have growth. I think it took a lot of guts for him to leave Cleveland.

  • starr

    Jordan and kobe made those guys great...i think thats the difference

    I think what ticked ppl off was that this became a media circus. Televised announcement only added fuel to sandra's theory that he's a narcissist. Was it really that serious? Teams spent money and time to court him, and I think he knew he was going to miami all along (atleast i did), when they could of been building there teams through other means.

    Its interestin to see how he'll do though. More distractions in miami, and more pressure to win now. I thought Lebron coming to cleveland and winning would of been a story...oh wells. If he wins in the miami...I don't how great I can all him. I mean, he would have 3 other all stars on the team, and theres only one ball...so i don't know great i could classify him if they do win.

    Anyhoo... nfl training camp opens up at the end of the month :cheer:

  • bama_n_jersey

    @Danielle...the money is the reason Gilbert is so mad. With Lebron they had sold out games and now that he is leaving aint nobody going to be buying season tickets to see SHAQ!!!!

  • lakercrazy

    hey money talks

  • bama_n_jersey

    @Starr...Nopunintended but Jordan was with the Bulls for how long and how many rings did he win? The years don't add up. It all goes back to you have to have help no matter how good you are.

  • diorsmommy

    Good morning! I have lived in Cleveland my entire life and I am truly not mad that Lebron has left. It does suck because he was our only hope at winning a championship but if it was me I would've left as well. This city is terrible and has been for as long as I can remember. I think the reason why so many people are mad here (including Dan Gilbert) is because of the way Lebron announced it. It did feel like a slap in the face. But hey at the end of the day......this man is still rich and he's not paying any of my bills! Oh well!

  • Danielle84

    Daisy says:

    "Like ochocinco said when a player leaves they are a traitor but when a team cuts u its just biz"
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    This couldn't be more true!

  • cheeks8683

    True bit**a**ness!!! They had plenty of time to build a supporting cast for LeBron in Cleveland, I mean he was there for 7 years and brought that team to life while he was there. The owner is just mad he is about to loose millions...I hear a retraction of his statement coming in 5,4,3,2....LeBron is a businessman. Just like any career he has to do what is best for him. Athletes have what 10-15 good years, he is just trying to get his while he can. We can retire in the business world at 65, athletes...not so much. Look at Shaq, his tired arse needs to sit down. Ur good LeBron brush them haters off!

  • diorsmommy

    starr says:

    Jordan and kobe made those guys great…i think thats the difference

    I think what ticked ppl off was that this became a media circus. Televised announcement only added fuel to sandra’s theory that he’s a narcissist. Was it really that serious? Teams spent money and time to court him, and I think he knew he was going to miami all along (atleast i did), when they could of been building there teams through other means.
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    I agree....I think he knew he was going to Miami a while ago. Im almost positive he had no intentions whatsoever of returning to Cleveland.

  • Ace

    "But you didn't answer my question Mr. Gibson... U Mad?"

    I'd like to requote Daisy who quoted Ocho..

    "Like ochocinco said when a player leaves they are a traitor but when a team cuts u its just biz #chileplease"

    this is the truth!

    :bday: :blunt: Keara

    where the party gonna be at?

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    i think somebody said it best last night if they can turn down millions of dollars for the chance to play together surely they can share a ball

  • LaTechGrad02

    “I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE”
    _________________________________________________________________________
    Bold statement. Sounds like he might be a free agent next year if the Cavs don't win.

  • Danielle84

    eastpointvet says:

    i think somebody said it best last night if they can turn down millions of dollars for the chance to play together surely they can share a ball

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    :cosign:

  • starr

    @bama

    I think jordan played 12 seasons in chicago...i'm not sure, and he has six rings..... but he stoped and tried to played baseball for min and even still....ya can't win em all

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    eastpointvet says:
    i think somebody said it best last night if they can turn down millions of dollars for the chance to play together surely they can share a ball
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    We shall see........

  • free

    eastpointvet says: i think somebody said it best last night if they can turn down millions of dollars for the chance to play together surely they can share a ball

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    nope.

    but i agree with starr, gibson was gully w/it, lol!! however, that's how the cookie crumbles. he made a lot of money off of lebron but his time is up.

    cleveland was like a dumb girlfriend. ignoring all the signs and believing that were his one and only until they got home and his sh*t was gone.

  • Zephyr1979

    Wow. That was extremely unprofessional. Did LeBron sign a blood oath or something when he joined the Cavaliers? Come on, the man has to do what is in his best interest, and if the move is what he feels is best then who can say otherwise? This Gibson guy needs to go sit down. I wonder how he'll feel later on when he looks back at this rant?

  • starr

    diorsmommy says:

    starr says:

    Jordan and kobe made those guys great…i think thats the difference

    I think what ticked ppl off was that this became a media circus. Televised announcement only added fuel to sandra’s theory that he’s a narcissist. Was it really that serious? Teams spent money and time to court him, and I think he knew he was going to miami all along (atleast i did), when they could of been building there teams through other means.
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    I agree….I think he knew he was going to Miami a while ago. Im almost positive he had no intentions whatsoever of returning to Cleveland.
    *************

    I didn't care where he goes either way, but that was my beef with this whole thing, and I think thats where alot of the hate is coming from.

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice *\o/*

    He needs to just get over it. The Cavs had 7 years to build that team with Lebron and they did absolutely nothing. what was he supposed to do? stay there for the rest of his career? He signed that contract and he paid his dues, now its time for him to move on. People were out there buring that man's jersey... like forreal? :blink: is it really that crucial? Sure Lebron did this little parade in an egotistical way, but it was kind of expected because he IS LEBRON JAMES. i think Lebron, Wade and Bosch should have announced it together, maybe people would have responded to it better that way, but whats done is done. And for the Cavs owner to sit there and say those things about lebron is very disheartening. HOW THE HELL YOU GONE WIN A RING WITH OUT LEBRON? the cavs were nothing before Lebron, and they will be nothing without Lebron. they put his back up against the wall, and i think he made the right decision #teamLEBRON :cheer:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Happy Birthday kearalove!

  • kearalove

    free says:

    cleveland was like a dumb girlfriend. ignoring all the signs and believing that were his one and only until they got home and his sh*t was gone.
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    :lol: That's the best description I've heard so far!!

  • Soulstar81

    Good morning!!

    @ Daisy says:

    “Like ochocinco said when a player leaves they are a traitor but when a team cuts u its just biz”

    So true!

  • Ace

    I just learned Florida doesnt have a state tax(please verify)....

    this would mean Lebron just saved himself $12million

    sounds like a good businesses decision to me...

  • starr

    cleveland was like a dumb girlfriend. ignoring all the signs and believing that were his one and only until they got home and his sh*t was gone.
    *********

    The best analogy this whole thing!!

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice *\o/*

    this tweet says it best "RT @Freshaig: The Cavs without Lebron James...think of the Jackson 5 without Michael ROFL.."

  • Zephyr1979

    I called him Gibson too :lol:

  • nevesnanna

    ".... We might look at the relationship between a dog and his master, just one example of what is sometimes a modern slave/slave-owner relationship. The dog is considered by his owner to be a 'good dog' if he walks to heel, displays no great interest when nearing other dogs, doesn't run except when allowed, doesn't bark except when required, and has no emotional needs except when desired by the master."

    Lebron James just became Cleveland's N-E-G-R-O >>>> next >>>>

    :coffee:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    ¿¿¿ :blink: ???

    This nigga sound like he was Lebron mistress "MAN-stress" or something! All bitter and chit.

    "You know the name of the game, yo' bytch chose me, you betta recognize."- Snoop Dogg

  • Soulstar81

    Happy Birthday @ kearalove

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Dan Gilbert, you are a low down dirty dog.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsoHqApn_4E&feature=related

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    So NOOOOOOOOOOW this nigga want a championship. After 7 years with the second best player in the league, he wait for the nigga to leave to start talkin bout how "committed" he is and how a "brighter day" ahead for Cleveland. Nigga please.

    Fluck that nigga. That nigga wasn't loyal to Mike Brown when they bounced his azz outta there. Cleveland should be burnin this nigga instead of Lebron's jerseys.

    (this from a Kobe Bryant disciple)

  • honeygrahm

    @Ace...you are correct, Fl does not have a state tax BUT we do have extremely high property insurance due to our lovely Fl. legislature approving da.mn near every price increase request that passes their meetings.

  • bigtyme

    when i read the headline, why did i think it was from keyshia coles baby daddy...daniel gibson of the caveliers...i was like "damn, he has jumped on the bandwagon too?!?"

  • http://www.modelmayhem.com/kimip kimip84

    sorry mr gibson...without bron bron its not gonna happen. i think that him going to miami for a chip and not the money says alot about what he wants for his b-ball career. people were gonna be salty with whatever decision he made. Oh well.

    Good Morning SR Fam

  • Daisy

    U need a TEAM to win #attheendoftheday

    As far as the media circus that's what sells n ppl fed into it so need to get mad at Lebron if u got sucked in :lol:

    #delyaedcomment Brett farve is not overated he can still play and has rings to boot

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcqOgnQyXp4&feature=youtube_gdata Ebony

    @ bigtyme Boobie Gibson out there burning jerseys too

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @DAISY
    "Brett farve is not overated he can still play and has rings RING to boot
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    Brett Favre is the SECOND most overrated athlete in the history of sports. He is GUARANTEED to botch up the big game and make the biggest of mistakes.

    He has ONE Superbowl ring in 20 years (almost) of playing football.

  • Zephyr1979

    Furthermore, how can Gilbert expect LeBron to come back out there and play with Delonte West after the episode went down between him and Bron's mom? Is he crazy?! We all know that Delonte and Bron's mom are adults but we don't know how much it may have affected LeBron. Maybe he didn't want to have to deal with that. Perhaps?

  • Ashley

    im exhausted after reading this

  • http://mobile.twitter.com/iamwonderchick2 LesBinLuv

    Lebron just jumped in my "Kobe Basket"...the Fcuk u basket!

  • Ms. Thickness

    DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN....THIS NIGGA MUST HAVE CRIED WHEN HE HEARD THAT DECISION...HE SOUND LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED

    Happy Birthday @ kearalove

  • KayCeiSoul

    If Dan Gilbert ( :shotsfired1: ) don't sit his shady real estate dealing, adjustable arm selling, foreclosure causing azz down somewhere!

    He is dirt here in MI...we show no love or respect for his scandalous azz, and I am not surprised that his bytch-made azz would write this letter. He probably wrote it with his toes. Ole' wretched side-winding snake.

    LeBron had the right to shoot whatever move he wanted to. He owed Cleveland nay'than, nada, zero, zilch. That man wants a ring before he gets gray hairs on his balls, and he obviously did not see that happening with Cleveland. When they went in on his Mama, that was too much, and not enough.

    Ole' bastage (Lieutenant Dan) = :hater:

  • Nika405

    He acting like a B I T C H <------ In my Too Short voice.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    I SEE MOST SHARE MY SENTIMENTS ON THIS ISSUE! GILBERT IS ACTING LIKE A STRAIGHT BEYOTCH!

  • http://thecubiclechick.com STLVixen

    Sounds like a letter written by a "woman" scorned. With a little The Color Purple (once you do right by me....) tinge. Interesting. But still. I doubt Cleveland will win a championship BEFORE LeBron. THAT was written in emotion.

  • mjoylaw

    It was already said, but DAMN! This YT fool acts like we still got SLAVERY! Dan we's all FREE IDIOT, LeBron ain't got to work for you!!! WTF Bish! Team LeBron!

  • Jamillah

    He is just another white man trying to get paid by using the talents of a black man. Lebron James had every right to leave Cleveland. Lebron wants a ring, and who can blame him. It wasn't going to happen if he stayed in Cleveland. It's like working the same job and never getting a raise. If you could quit that job, you would quit so that you can advance elsewhere. Lebron is gonna get paid either way, so why not get paid and have a ring. I can't wait for this hot rivalry between Miami and LA. It will do wonders for the NBA which has been lacking lately.

  • pointhimout

    @7, i feel u, but he SHOULD'VE taken the politically correct route. this man owes cleveland sh!t. suppose he stays in cleveland, get a bad knee and need surgery. how fast will they be looking for his replacement? loyalty my ass. it's business. mf's get traded all the time, or worse, out of the league and sleeping in their cars. you want loyalty mr "majority owner," cut a nigga in on those phuckin profits. ***crickets now huh*** a s shole.

    lebron, further your career and ur brand by moving the hell on. do not look back, now that you see how people really felt about you. this letter is deeper than LB's decision to leave. they catered to his ass all this years and are pissed. why wouldn't u cater to him? he was the star generating so much money for your organization.

    suck my ashy ddick after a warm piss.

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    :rofl: ashy dick???? Long piss???? :dead: bwwwwaaaahhhhh

  • taymorel

    He was just upset, so I understand the reason for the letter. But, he should not have written it. I hope Lebron never wins a championship.