Dan Gilbert Doesn’t Regret Angry LeBron Letter


You would think that after the whole “LeBron James leaving Cleveland incident” that Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert would apologize for the open letter he made to fans about the departure. Nope not at all.

here 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.

Recently Gilbert told Jason Lloyd of the Beacon Journal essentially that he did not regret the letter but would have written it differently.

I would’ve reworded the language in The Letter, but I don’t regret sending a letter out to our fan base. People forget the letter was not to LeBron, it was to our fan base. If I had to do it again, for sure, I would’ve reworded several parts of it. But I think it definitely needed a strong statement from me at that time. I keep a couple binders on my desk and I have a binder of the responses to The Letter from the people of Cleveland. For some reason, it appealed to this generational Cleveland thing. If you want to talk about books, someone should publish all the responses to The Letter. It was like, ‘We’re from Cleveland and we’ve been rejected.”

Honey attracts more than vinegar, remember that Gilbert.


2 thoughts on “Dan Gilbert Doesn’t Regret Angry LeBron Letter

  • Just to let all of the blacksportsonline.com readers know, Dan Gilbert is buying acres and acres of prime real estate in Detroit. I wonder why?

  • Always interesting to read what an uninformed “writer” has to blog about on line. This one pretty much takes the cake. You’re reporting that Dan Gilbert Has no regrets about the letter and that’s simply not true. He even said so in his latest interview and he apologized last year as well.

    However, someone with an ax to grind such as this Simon sez person, I guess you can make up whatever the hell you want to and call it fact.

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