Okay, I'm sure everyone and anyone has already gotten their licks in on picking on old LeBron James, and his entire Heat team. Calling them anything from a bunch of quitters, sore losers, arrogant a**holes and whatnot. Hell even Cleveland fans celebrated and laughed at the fact that LeBron failed to win a title this year. Dan Gilbert could've easily have called Mark Cuban on the phone to congratulate him, or send him an e-mail or something. No instead we see Gilbert making a public tweet where he publicly congratulates the Mavericks, yet takes another personal shot at LeBron James.
My question to you now is this. Now that LeBron has just finished making a royal a** out of himself this year, should we just move on now? After all, who cares? Granted, you could feel sympathy for Cleveland for one season. However, hating on the Heat for more than that just seems...petty.
Besides, Dan Gilbert needs to stop acting like the second coming of Steinbrenner, as he's clearly not. for one, steinbrenner never picks and chooses when to be himself. No, he's always been a blunt arrogant jerk that tells it like it is. He never would've kissed up to any of his superstars on the Yankees, and he always produced the wins to back it up. Dan Gilbert just royally kissed LeBron's a** throughout his stay with the organization. Allowed James to do whatever he wanted, then criticizes James for things he should've said BEFORE James left for the Heat.
All I'm going to say to Dan Gilbert is this....SHUT UP AND BUILD YOUR TEAM QUIETLY! You have two first round draft picks, and you should have plenty of salary cap room now that Princess James is no longer there, so shut up and stop acting like sore losers. Seriously, all he's doing is making the Cavaliers less attractive to prospective free agents. Another thing that makes Dan Gilbert a wannabe steinbrenner. Steinbrenner can afford to be an a**hole because he can throw more money at players than almost any other team, and everyone wants to play for the Yankees. You can't say that about the Cavaliers.....
Anyways, what are you're thoughts? Is it time to forgive and forget when it comes to James? Or do you think he'll always be public enemy number one in basketball?
Cleveland should have moved on regardless of the outcome of LeBron in Miami. LeBron isn't even what LeBron thinks he is.
Everyone should get of their high horse, who arrogantly think they know s...t about the Heat or Lebron or anybody. Cleveland lost out..too freaking bad. In the world of sports players change teams all the time, teams trade players on a whim...and when a player wants to better his odds he is criticized?
The Dallas Mavericks played better this time, with determination and probably better leadership, bet your sweet a...s that it's a one time freak of nature thing. And we will be laughing our a..es off next year!!!
Bet your stinking Levis on it.
Look at it from Gilbert's perspective though. LeBron leaving cost Dan Gilbert as much as $250 million dollars. Businessmen don't take too kindly to those kind of losses. Besides, Gilbert may have been a little naive but he believed 100% that LeBron would stay, especially since LeBron made no indication he would leave. Gilbert did what he could to put the best pieces around LeBron he could and he also had to treat LeBron's entourage like they were royalty as well. So I can understand him feeling betrayed. If LeBron would have made any indication he was going to leave, then Gilbert could have got a lot for him. Just look at what the Nuggets got for Carmelo. Absent of any indication LeBron would jump ship, Gilbert certainly could not speculate LeBron was going to leave and trade him. The Cavs fans would have boycotted their games...LoL
Slightly off topic, but somewhat related, I think this Dwight Howard situation is interesting because you can see what Dwight Howard is trying to do. He's saying he will not sign an extension with the Magic now, but he wants to stay there. However, in order for him to stay there, the Magic have to bring in some pieces that will help them contend for a title. Howard KNOWS the Magic cannot do that because of their bad contracts. So he's making it out like he wants to stay in Orlando, but it will be the Magic's fault when he leaves. Smooth move, but not that smooth. Refusing to sign an extension now like will cost Howard tens of millions in salary because of the CBA situation. So my point is that Howard is trying to make it so he's not hated by the fans like LeBron is hated. At least in this case, the Magic could potentially get Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom, so the value of their franchise would not plummet like the Cavs did.
Hell ya they need to move on but they probably wont!
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