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Dan Gilbert tweet jabs Heat, LeBron

Posted on: June 12, 2011 11:25 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 1:32 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

MIAMI -- Dan Gilbert made a promise after "The Decision."

"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."

So far, so good.

The Mavs topped the Heat in six games and, naturally, Gilbert had to speak up. Via Twitter, Gilbert said this:



I think we are all smart enough to deduce Gilbert's real message there. And it's not even in Comic Sans.

Gilbert has done a solid job keeping a muzzle on himself throughout the season after the initial crazy letter, but obviously he just couldn't hold back. I'm not sure I blame him either. He speaks for the entire organization and city that still feels the sting of LeBron's departure.

It's petty to rub salt in the wound of a fallen team, but again, I get it. And, really, Gilbert's right: There aren't shortcuts to a title. But it's definitely true that the Heat's path to a title is a lot shorter than the Cleveland's is right now.
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Since: Jul 15, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Dan Gilbert tweet jabs Heat, LeBron

To all you people that are Heat fans or like to Criticize Dan Gilbert by making fun of how the Cavaliers sucked this year just Simply all of you GO F YOURSELVES Because Guess What to my Knowledge Cleveland and there Rebuilding Process is going to be Quicker then Usual because guess what Dont they Have 2 Picks out of the top 5 picks in the A Very talented NBA Draft so Yeah Heat fans Suck on it because if the Celtics don't stop you next year it won't be long till the Cavs do because with 2 Top Draft picks and a nice market for free agents or making a trade dont be surprised if we have a championship contender in Cleveland in only a few seasons to come



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Dan Gilbert tweet jabs Heat, LeBron

*Mavs.
Meant Cavs



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Dan Gilbert tweet jabs Heat, LeBron

MarionC  "but for an organizations owner who had a HORRIBLE team this year"...
THE THE THE reason why the cavs had a bad season is bc lebron left as a free agent. Period. whats not to comprehend on your end?

Lebron didnt have the decency to let the Mavs rape a team, like the nuggets raped the Knicks to give away Melo. NUggets went into the playoffs as a contender with essenitally 3/5th of the knicks starting lineup. I dont know, what u dont comprehend.




Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Dan Gilbert tweet jabs Heat, LeBron

I understand why you say this kind of stuff to your friends while you're drinking at a bar, but for an organizations owner who had a HORRIBLE team this year, I really see no place for it. Get over it, you're team is the one that needs your attention. Secondly, I think its a disservice to the Mavs to send a congratulatory text and instead of just congratulating them, you make it about you and your hurt feelings. As for the last "No Shortcuts" thing...wellll I spose, but I wouldn't take it from a guy that drafted one of the greatest players in generations to get his team a ring. Isn't that a shortcut in some ways?If you're against shortcuts, draft a bunch of good players and build the best team, don't lay it all on one guy and ride him. It's a different situation but you can't tell me Gilbert didnt draft Lebron thinking they could win multiple rings fast...fact is, what the Heat did was not a shortcut. it was a smart move by three free agents who wanted to compete every year. They had every right to join up, were not rivals, in fact were friends and saw an opportunity that pretty much anyone in the NBA or in real life would take. Who doesn't want to succeed while working with people you like? Gilbert needs to get over his emotional loss and get back to his horrible team...he better not take any shortcuts by grabbing some awesome free agents though.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:49 am
 

Dan Gilbert is a woman.

It has been said that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.  Well, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is certainly acting like a scorned woman right now.  Last year, Gilbert was very upset that his star player dumped him, much like a guy dumping his girlfriend for a prettier woman with bigger boobs and a nicer butt.  And now that LeBron has tasted the bitterness of heartbreak once again, Dan Gilbert can't resist rubbing LeBron's nose in it, just like a jilted ex-girlfriend taking joy in seeing her former boyfriend being told "Sorry sweetie, but I need a real man to satisfy me, and you came up short".



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:07 am
 

Dan Gilbert tweet jabs Heat, LeBron

I heard Dan Gilbert is going out to the club tonight.  He's going to perform the song "Lebron, how my ass taste?"



Since: May 29, 2010
Posted on: June 13, 2011 1:06 am
 

Dan Gilbert tweet jabs Heat, LeBron

As a Cavs fan, I think it's about time Gilbert shut up about this crap.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:09 am
 

Dan Gilbert tweet jabs Heat, LeBron

This Dan Gilbert thinks he's some kind of great mentor or something?  Seriously, this is the guy who coudln't even keep a guy who practically a citizen of his own city, single handedly took the team to a finals series, and then has the nerve to point fingers about 'shortcuts'.  Maybe you should have done a better job helping Lechoke, Leclank, Lebrick, LeLol, whatever you want to call him, actually grow up to be a man instead of the little entitled kid that he is now.  You can't deify a child and expect them to act like an adult later in life...too much pressure is put on these guys and they have problems when they fail or when cruch time comes.  

Anyways, I'm personally glad that little punk D. Lame got his ass handed to him.  REVENGE BABY!!  OH IT IS SO SWEET!!! (yes, I know its childish but hey...I actually would have respected Wade if he would have earned his ring).



Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:05 am
 

Dan Gilbert tweet jabs Heat, LeBron

You have to understand that what Gilbert did, it was not for the organization, but for Lebron James. What James wanted, he got. Yet, he wasn't patient enough to to trust in Gilbert but left him like that in "The Decision."

Don't anyone criticize me that 7 years was enough waiting; look at what happened to Dirk and Kidd. Gilbert was write on the money: "there are no shortcuts."

Good thing the Cavs has pick 1 and 3 this year. Rebuilding starts now. 



Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:05 am
 

Dan Gilbert tweet jabs Heat, LeBron

go dan 2 top draft picks lots of money  sounds good to me go cavs
 


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