‘Cleveland Fans Don’t Deserve This Cowardly Betrayal’


Ouch!  How does that feel hearing that from your former employer LeBron?

Well I am sure that you are not even looking at what your ‘faithful’ are saying in Cleveland the morning after you decided to take your shoe and kick them all between the legs.

You still don’t care?

Yeah I believe it.  The three members of the so called “South Beach Super Team” probably went out to dinner lastnight and Wade showed them around town, blah, blah, blah.

Oh but today is where all the entertainment will commence from the LeBronathon.

Follow me over.

When LeBron uttered the words that he was going to play for the Miami Heat, cop cars were parked outside of that big WITNESS billboard that was in the middle of the city, why so?

Oh that’s right, the city was about to erupt in anger that their ‘King’ has just left his throne in Cleveland.

Remember when LeBron said he was going to bring a championship to Cleveland, FAIL!

That he was not going to leave Cleveland until it was done, FAIL!

Surely when Miami travels to play the Cleveland Cavaliers James will be greeted with the ‘Love’ that he oh so deserves.

Yeah, sure.

Well one has already started showing his dissaproval for Mr. James and that is his former boss, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.

Mr. Gilbert wrote an open letter to Cavaliers fans and boy is it straight to the point.

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:


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 GilbertMajority OwnerCleveland Cavaliers