Dan Gilbert congratulates the Heat, but not LeBron James

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert might still be a little bitter about LeBron's Decision

6/22/12 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Jun 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA;  Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the post game press conference after winning the NBA championship in game five of the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRECleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert congratulated the Miami Heat for last night's championship clincher, as owners normally do for one another.

One glaring omission was any mention of one LeBron James, the NBA Finals MVP.

As you probably know, James spurned the Cavaliers when he left for Miami with his infamous "Decision," which was the most absurd and ridiculous signing announcement in sports history.

At the time, Gilbert responded with a vicious tirade (in Comic Sans font, no less), lashing out at James, calling him a coward, and promising Cavaliers fans that they would get a championship before LeBron.

Well, that obviously isn't happening now, and I'm sure that's something Gilbert won't forget.

Everyone is talking about LeBron and his amazing performance throughout the entire playoffs, and especially in the Finals, yet Gilbert won't even mention him.

At some point, I think Gilbert and the rest of Cleveland will forgive their native son, even if it takes him coming back to the Cavaliers for that to happen. But for now, that's still where you can find the epicenter of the LeBron hatred.
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6/22/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

If i was LeBron,I'd wear the ring on my Middle finger