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#1 King Taharqa

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:35 PM

David Stern said in Monday's press conference that Dan Gilbert's post-LeBron James tirade were "ill advised" and "imprudent" and that he has fined the Cavaliers $100,000.


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I applaud David Stern for this move. Being an owner of a pro sports franchise comes with a responsibility, and throwing a guy under the bus after you failed to re-sign him is a coward move. I hope other owners of sports teams take a look at what Gilbert did wrong and never go down that road. When management decides to cut or get rid of players at the drop of a hat, its called BUSINESS. But when one of the biggest sports stars in the world reverses the game and makes a BUSINESS decision, he's a coward? GTFOH. Gilbert showed no loyalty to Danny Ferry or Mike Brown, he tried to lure Izzo away from an MSU faithful he was loyal to. He should know more than anybody the way the game is played and should be the last one to try and stand on a soapbox.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:46 PM

Good. Gilbert is a WHINY B_TCH.

And regardless of whether you are willing to accept the Jesse Jackson slaveowner reference, the truth is Gilbert's comments did put LeBron James' life in danger. How many threats do you think James has received since his announcement.

Gilbert's comments should have attempted to DIFFUSE instead of INCITE the anticipated response. He's no better than the REICH-wing radio idiots like Bill O'Reilly and Glen Beck, whose comments drive people to kill abortion doctors or issue threats to the "SOCIALIST" President who has a deep seated hatred for white people (like his Mother and Grandmother).

Too many people are DUMB ENOUGH to believe it all.

Edited by EC123, 12 July 2010 - 08:05 PM.


#3 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:01 PM

Any credibility Gilbert had was lost with that letter... what a dumbass move.

"Yeah, I offered this guy a max deal, but then when he didn't accept it, he's a traitor..."

Whatever... he deserved a fine.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:05 PM

Any credibility Gilbert had was lost with that letter... what a dumbass move.

"Yeah, I offered this guy a max deal, but then when he didn't accept it, he's a traitor..."

Whatever... he deserved a fine.



That letter did it's job actually. Believe it or not, Fans in Cleavland are proud/happy that Gilbert did that.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:07 PM

That letter did it's job actually. Believe it or not, Fans in Cleavland are proud/happy that Gilbert did that.


Well at least they have something to be proud of there now... :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:08 PM

That letter did it's job actually. Believe it or not, Fans in Cleavland are proud/happy that Gilbert did that.


Because they are as IGNORANT as he is.

The fact is, Dan Gilbert is trying to SELL A LARGE PART of the Cavaliers to Chinese investors.

The deal naturally becomes less attractive without LeBron James onboard.

Cavalier fans are fools because they are reacting without understanding the full story...just like most human beings normally do.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:09 PM

Good. Gilbert is a WHINY B_TCH.

And regardless of whether you are willing to accept the Jesse Jackson slaveowner reference, the truth is Gilbert's comments did put LeBron James' life in danger. How many threats do you think James has received since his announcement.

Gilbert's comments should have attempted to DIFFUSE instead of INCITE the anticipated response. He's no better than the REICH-wing radio idiots like Bill O'Reilly and Glen Beck, whose comments drive people to kill abortion doctors or issue threats to the "SOCIALIST" President who has a deep seated hatred for white people (like his Mother and Grandmother).

Too many people are DUMB ENOUGH to believe it all.


Death threats. LOL Your grasping at straws and your ignorance is yet again on full display.

What a shock your a left wing lunatic liberal, might as well call everyone who questions Obama is a racist. I know you and KT are just waiting to use the race card, your only defense when any and everything goes wrong in your life.

LOL

#8 Dpantherman

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:12 PM

That letter did it's job actually. Believe it or not, Fans in Cleavland are proud/happy that Gilbert did that.


so do you actually think that people are going to spend their hard earned money to see his sorry azz team play??? the answer would be a big fat NO!! bc thats why he did it. He didn't do it to get back at James (maybe a bit), and he didn't do it for the fans. he wants buts in the seats and it ain't happening! people as soon as Lebron left, so did the fans and no letter is going to change that. so the letter was just his B**ch rant that will get him NOTHING in return.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:57 AM

Gilbert really sounds like a jilted lover at this point....he now claims that LeBron quit two years ago in the playoffs against Orlando. LeBron AVERAGED 38.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg, and 8 assists for that series. If that's your definition of quitting, then you deserve to have your superstar leave, and when Carmelo Anthony and other upcoming free agents next year avoid you like the plague, you deserve that too.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:43 AM

Actually, he threw in the towel against the Celtics this year...

By the way, anyone read Jason Whitlock's op-ed on this entire fiasco?

[URL="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/Jesse-Jackson-LeBron-James-Dan-Gilbert-slavery-comparison-071210"[/URL]

Edited by Anybodyhome, 13 July 2010 - 10:46 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:10 AM

Actually, he threw in the towel against the Celtics this year...

By the way, anyone read Jason Whitlock's op-ed on this entire fiasco?

[URL="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/Jesse-Jackson-LeBron-James-Dan-Gilbert-slavery-comparison-071210"[/URL]


I could understand frustration with his performance this year, but Gilbert went as far as to say that he quit last year against the Magic. Ridiculous.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:11 AM

Well deserved. Stern should donate all of the fine to the Boys and Girls Club of America to just further rub it in Dan's face

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:35 PM

Deserved the fine. I hated the way LeBron went about his "decision" but it's hard to feel sorry for an organization that's run by a complete moron. I feel bad for their fans.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:42 PM

There is more than one truth in this whole thing and several have been stated here.

By the same token Gilbert was wrong for making his temper tantrum statements, Jesse Jackson was just as wrong with his feeble attempt to make this a race issue. And LeBron was completely wrong hand-in-hand with ESPN to put on full display his narcissistic, self-absorbed belief that he can do no wrong and that he's bigger and better than the NBA.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:51 PM

Good. Gilbert is a WHINY B_TCH.

And regardless of whether you are willing to accept the Jesse Jackson slaveowner reference, the truth is Gilbert's comments did put LeBron James' life in danger. How many threats do you think James has received since his announcement.

Gilbert's comments should have attempted to DIFFUSE instead of INCITE the anticipated response. He's no better than the REICH-wing radio idiots like Bill O'Reilly and Glen Beck, whose comments drive people to kill abortion doctors or issue threats to the "SOCIALIST" President who has a deep seated hatred for white people (like his Mother and Grandmother).

Too many people are DUMB ENOUGH to believe it all.


Agreed.
Stern did the right thing, but fining this clown. Dude got rejected, and didnt know how to handle getting rejected. I dont know what player in their right mind would want to play for a ho like Gilbert.