TAG: Dan Gilbert

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 11, 2014 / 9:45 am

Report: LeBron Still Upset By Dan Gilbert’s Letter Calling Him A “Coward”

LeBron James, Dan Gilbert

Sportscenter might as well go by LeBron Watch at this point, and everyone in our life is asking us what’s going on, as if Dime has a source within LeBron James‘ camp. We don’t, obviously, but a report from ESPN.com today has added a soupcon of clarity to James indecision — Chris Sheridan’s report notwithstanding — having to do with his still-fractured relationship with Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert. Read More »

NBA / Jul 7, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Cavs Take Dan Gilbert’s Embarrassing LeBron Letter Off Website

Dan Gilbert

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert may or may not have flown to South Florida to meet with LeBron James last night, but his team has made a significant, if indirect and coincidental, overture to the world’s best player nonetheless. The scathing letter deriding LeBron’s choice to sign with the Miami Heat that Gilbert wrote four years ago has occupied a page on the Cavaliers website since it was penned, comic sans and all. Until now, that is. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA, Twitter / Jul 7, 2014 / 11:30 am

NBA Free Agency! Internet Tracks Cav Owner’s Plane For Possible ‘Bron Meeting

LeBron James, Dan Gilbert

NBA free agency is getting absurd. Perhaps it’s our infatuation with the 24-hour news cycle, or the indolence that can set in over the Fourth of July Weekend after all the fireworks have been set off and the hot dogs are in our bellies, but people were tracking Cleveland owner, Dan Gilbert, and his personal plane this weekend in an attempt to lock down whether he was meeting with LeBron James in Miami. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 7, 2014 / 10:45 am

LeBron’s Agent Gives Cavs Hope He’ll Return

Jarrett Jacks, LeBron James

Conspicuously absent from LeBron James‘ free agency is LeBron James. The four-time MVP has let his childhood pal-turned agent, Rich Paul, handle all of his interaction with teams, and — at Paul’s urging — this summer’s topsy-turvy July moratorium has led the poor Cavs to start shedding salary in anticipation of signing LeBron to a maximum contract, reports Yahoo! Sports. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 1, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Cavs Still Believe They Can Convince LeBron Back

LeBron James

Despite all signs pointing towards LeBron James returning to the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers have not given up hope they can convince him to come back. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jun 25, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Jabari Parker Denies Tanking For Cavs Workout; Cavs Still Split on Top Pick

Jabari Parker

The Cavs are reportedly torn about the No. 1 pick. With Joel Embiid out of the dicussion after fracturing his foot, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker became the top contenders for first pick. Except, reports Parker tanked his Friday workout with the Cavs so he’d go to Milwaukee — which is closer to his hometown of Chicago — are false, according to Jabari. Read More »

NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Cleveland’s 5 Worst Mistakes Since LeBron Left

Anthony Bennett

On July 8, 2010, LeBron James told the nation, on national television mind you, that he would be taking his “talents” to South Beach. The rest is history: LeBron went on to reach the NBA Finals three straight years, winning both of the last two seasons, and has a strong chance of three-peating this season. Cleveland went into depression; the Cavs tied the longest losing streak in professional sports (26 games, the longest in NBA history), and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert went crazy ex-girlfriend on us, publicly scorning LeBron for leaving a city that he has no actual connection to (LeBron is from Akron, not Cleveland… something many forget through all this). Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 9, 2014 / 7:34 pm

Report: The Cavs Still Think They Can Lure LeBron

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson

Since LeBron James left Cleveland after the nationally televised debacle known simply as “The Decision,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert sent a letter to fans bathed in bitterness. Since that time, cooler heads have prevailed, and now the Cavs still think they can land LeBron; except, the firing of former GM Chris Grant and the subsequently morose Zydrunas Ilgauskas may have opened the same wounds that made James’ return to Ohio completely untenable. Read More »

NBA / Feb 12, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The Mad Ending To Andrew Bynum’s Cavs Tenure

Andrew Bynum

Cleveland’s decision to sign center Andrew Bynum ended when the Cavs suspended the 26-year-old for conduct detrimental to the team before trading him to the Bulls for Luol Deng and picks. The Bulls didn’t pick up the second half of his incentive-laden contract, and after a few weeks in limbo, the Pacers snagged him as a free agent. A recent report from Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reveals a certain anecdote that explains his post-haste departure from Cleveland. Read More »

NBA / Sep 17, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The NBA’s 10 Most Outrageous Guarantees Of The Last 20 Years

Brandon Jennings

The other day, while I read the article in which Jason Terry mocked J.R. Smith‘s recent championship guarantee, something regarding the whole situation hit me: Up until that moment, there really hadn’t been much of an outcry from anyone in the basketball world. Read More »