Cleveland’s not looking so hot.
This is a good example of why you shouldn’t write things when you’re mad. After LeBron James famously left Cleveland for Miami during his ridiculous free-agency, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert fired off this angry letter. I’m sure it probably felt good at the time, but it was about as thoughtful as LeBron’s absurd “The Decision” infomercial.
“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE.” – Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert
Fast forward to tonight, and the Cavaliers are a miserable 8-44 and just set the NBA record for consecutive losses at 25 with a 99-96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. It’s hard to fathom a team being so bad. All they lost was one player and they’ve been set back 10 years after being contenders. For his own sake, I wish Dan Gilbert had waited to issue that kind of a statement. Had he thought about it for the night, he might have come up with something better than the above quote. In fact, he probably could have gone the entire letter without using the caps lock. He could have inspired his team and the city of Cleveland. He could have handled the situation with grace and come out of it looking pretty good compared to LeBron. Instead, he sunk to LeBron’s level, wrote an angry letter, and now finds himself in charge of one of the worst teams in NBA history.
So kids, don’t write while mad.