Open Letter to Fans from Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert

Two things: 1. Comic Sans font is hard to take seriously and; 2. He,’ll be back.
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 Gilbert
Majority Owner
Cleveland Cavaliers

6 thoughts on “Open Letter to Fans from Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert

  1. HOT-DIGGITY!!!!! =D hey man, ‘Bron had to know that was coming. but the thing is, he didn’t even call Dan Gilbert or anything so yeah – i’d say it was pretty well deserved.

  2. @ThePrince – Dan’s a pretty quiet guy. I was SHOCKED but must say, it was a taste of his own medicine. I’m not mad about his decision….it’s the way he went about it. The way he made it seem here was that ALL of this hooplah was just to bring attention HOME. And then he shit on his hometown nationally. NOT COOL!

  3. Cleveland has survived worse- After Dennis Kucinich and the Cuyahoga River fire came George Voinovich and the cleanup.  The Cavs will face down the Heat, as the Lakers did aforetime.

  4. @tsotofu – They’ll learn all about his showboating and ball hogging, oh and choking when it matters most. When it’s your hometown, we’ll support you through it all. Elsewhere, not so cute anymore I imagine.

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