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#1 Dpantherman

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:29 PM

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://www.nba.com/c...ter_100708.html

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#2 King Taharqa

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:33 PM

And yall wanted LeBron to stay with a team that would turn their back on him this quickly? All the money he's made that city and all the accolades he's brought, look how easy it is for them to poo on him because he wont do whats best for them instead of whats best for him.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:37 PM

personally i didn't care...but anyway, I think Danny will regret not waiting to write a letter to the fans after he cooled off. this one might come back and bite him in the azz. unprofessional regardless of the circumstances. sorry just my opinion

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:37 PM

That's pretty hilarious, especially the win a championship in 10 years part. They're more likely to have a top 5 draft pick at least three times in the next seven years.

Face it, no one wants to come to Cleveland.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:39 PM

That's pretty hilarious, especially the win a championship in 5 years part. They're more likely to have a top 5 draft pick at least twice in the next five years.



That's not what he's saying....He's saying that Lebron just took the Cleavland curse with him and wont ever win a championship unless he makes right with Cleavland.

Also while I think the letter was wrong and classless, I also think Lebron's decision to make it a televised act was wrong and classless as well.

Edited by carpanfan96, 08 July 2010 - 10:48 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:46 PM

I think hes went into deep depression and had one too many drinks. he might wake up in Cleveland Browns stadium in the morning

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:47 PM

Their stupid ass owner just guaranteed no big time free agent or superstar in Cleveland for a long ass time with that hoe move.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:54 PM

the shiz is getting ready to hit the fan. espn just put it on the ticker as breaking news

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:54 PM

I hope he wins....he needs to win. In a short time he went from the darling of the NBA to this...perception is reality.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:56 PM

Good for him, Lebron is taking the easy road and no matter if they win a ring, he will be Lebron Pippen. Its D Wade's team, not Lebrons, not Bosh's. Its Wade's team. He has a ring and obviously the other guys dont.

I think LBJ looks like a pompus, arrogant punk for all the stupid hype, that espn show was super gay. Just annouce what happened like a man, like Wade, KD and Bosh did. Why have a stupid, horrible espn show to annouce where you are playing, the only reason is to stroke an ego that shouldnt need to be stroked, he is like a little child who wants all the attention, its really sad imo.

Bash away LBJ slurpers.....

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:08 PM

LOL.

Cavaliers fans deserves this poo, and the owner needs to get his teeth kicked in.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:09 PM

As of right now here are their titles

King Wade
Prince James
Court Jester Bosh


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:09 PM

NOW hes says he quit in the playoffs:

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says LeBron James "quit" during the playoffs and should be accountable for his actions.

Gilbert, who posted a letter to Cavs fans on the team's website shortly after James announced he plans to sign with Miami, tells The Associated Press late Thursday night that he feels "personally betrayed" by James and that it's "accountability time."

In a phone interview with the AP, Gilbert says "people have covered up for [James] for way too long. Tonight we saw who he really is."

Gilbert says James quit on the Cavs during their second-round series against the Boston Celtics, who rallied from a 2-1 deficit to eliminate Cleveland.

http://sports.espn.g...er_espn_5365793

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:10 PM

:lol:

I really want this season to go underway.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:11 PM

Is he drunk? It doesn't matter whether people think he's right or not, as a owner, he shouldn't be running his mouth.


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