Question: is there a bigger asshole in sports than Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert?
Seriously, the dude had a legitimate adult temper tantrum when LeBron left Cleveland the first time, penning an ill-advised letter where he PROMISED the Cavs would win a title before LeBron did? Needless to say, that prediction didn’t really work out for him.
But then, by some miracle, not only did LeBron decided to come back to Cleveland, but he actually won them a title. A title! In f*cking Cleveland. Their first championship in 52 years, and all thanks to LeBron James.
So, how does Gilbert decide to repay James this offseason? By firing the GM James was heavily in support of, duh!
According to ESPN reporter and Pillsbury Doughboy Brian Windhorst, not only was Cavs GM David Griffin fired but he was fired without James being consulted:
This lead to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report stating that LeBron was ‘disappointed’ with Griffin’s and ‘concerned’ about the Cavs direction:
For what it’s worth, James took to Twitter to thank Griffin for all he’s done:
I think it’s pretty clear that unless the Cavaliers somehow swing a trade for Paul George or Jimmy Butler and win a title, LeBron’s bouncing after the end of next season.
And I’m kind of glad, too, because f*ck Dan Gilbert.