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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

LeBron James and Dan Gilbert Reflect on Twitter After Miami Heat Lose NBA Finals

After LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat last summer, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert boldly stated his team would win a championship before LeBron. The prediction seemed asinine (and I still believe it is), but after the Heat lost the NBA Finals Gilbert was ready to kick dirt in LeBron’s face. Rather than get his comic sans font ready for fire, this time Gilbert sent off a tweet from his BlackBerry:

I’m guessing Gilbert isn’t genuinely happy for Dallas as much as he’s happy that Dallas kept LeBron from winning a title. Gilbert’s style isn’t to congratulate but rather to be spiteful. LeBron meanwhile reflected on twitter and was much more pensive than you might expect, alluding to a higher power.

“The Greater Man upstairs know when it’s my time. Right now isn’t the time,” James wrote.

For someone who’s made Karma references in the past, it’s not too surprising to see LeBron get spiritual to explain what happened. Dallas was the better team, and they employed a great defensive scheme to stop the Heat. Miami and LeBron will get their championships in time and James knows that. He’s taking a positive approach as he reflects on the failure of the season, and that’s not easy to do.

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