Well now that this LeBron thing is over we can all focus on what is truly important. Where is Luke Ridnour going to sign?! Honestly if LeBron gets an hour show, Ridnour should get what, like a mini series? In all seriousness that had to be the most pathetic thing I've seen broadcasted in a LONG time, and I do some pretty pathetic radio every morning. It's like my specialty. But LeBron raised it to a new level. And just when I thought nothing redeeming was going to come from it other than the fact that Cleveland as a city may cease to exist in 27 hours, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert rode in on a white horse of awesomeness and saved the day. So instead of blah blah blahing too much I think I'll just let Gilbert's words speak. Thanks for doing my job for me Dan!
Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;
As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.
This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his “decision” unlike anything ever “witnessed” in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.
Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us.
The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you.
There 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:
“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.
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.
The self-declared former “King” will be taking the “curse” with him down south. And until he does “right” by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.
Sleep well, Cleveland.
Tomorrow is a new and much brighter day….
I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only:
DELIVERING YOU the championship you have long deserved and is long overdue….
Boom goes the dynamite! Down goes James! Down goes James! Gotta love the moxy here of a guy who has to sort of watch his image. Like he says the things you want to say to an ex after you break up but given some time and perspective are thankful that you didn't. Not Dan Gilbert. This was released 13 seconds after James made his pick. So welcome to the list of my idols Danny.
1. Bob Uecker
2. Hulk Hogan/Ric Flair
3. Harry Doyle
4. Dan Gilbert
Like I might be rooting for the Cavs in a way because of this? Is that weird? Plus it puts things in perspective for Wisconsin sports fans. Like sure, I've only seen one championship in my life and that was 14 years ago. But at least we're not Cleveland. CC Sabathia traded, Cliff Lee traded, football franchise left then came back but may as well not exist, no titles for any sport since the 1960 NFL season, and now their chosen one up and leaves too. Brutal.
Anyhow I don't think I've hated a team or person more in sports than James and the Heat in a while. Chances are despite that hate though this team has to be the front runner to win the title next year. I mean they have 3 of the best players in the league now. Wait....the NBA isn't a 3 on 3 league? Huh. Well they'll have the best NBA Jam team of all time then. So they've got that going for them. Bonus word: lame.
PS: On second thought I can't blame LeBron. Pat Riley probably sent him this music video and this music video alone as his evidence to join the squad.
Double PS: This announcement really is big news for the Bucks. If you read between the lines here LeBron essentially announced that Bucks will win the Central next season. Fear the Deer!