Dan Gilbert’s foolish prediction was wrong: LeBron won a title before Cavs
LeBron James has been criticized so much over the past several years that it’s hard to keep track of it all. But one thing few people forgot was what Dan Gilbert said shortly after LeBron James left the Cavs to sign with the Heat.
When the jilted Cavs owner wrote a letter to his fan base in July of 2010 — in Comic Sans font — he issued the following guarantee:
“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE”
The Cavs were tied for the third-worst record in the NBA this season while the Heat won the NBA title. Who looks like the jerk now?
Gilbert finally tweeted on Thursday night shortly after the Heat won the title, but he didn’t exactly give Miami or LeBron credit:
Great NBA season. Enjoyedplayoffs. Congratulations to Miami & OKC for an exciting Finals. Back to work on next weeks promising Cavs draft.
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) June 22, 2012
Remember, Dan: There are no shortcuts. You said so yourself.