Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lebron Gets the Last Laugh

The NBA fined Cleveland Cavalier's owner Dan Gilbert for the open letter he wrote to Cavs fans castigating Lebron James.

NBA commissioner David Stern announced yesterday he fined Gilbert $100,000, calling the owner’s statements “ill-advised and imprudent.’’ The letter, in which he described Lebron’s decision to leave as “narcissistic’’ and “cowardly behavior’’ remains on the Cavaliers’ website.

69 comments:

Arlen said...

Yeah, Lebron was sort of a dick, but that letter was definitely unprofessional. He could have approached the whole deal in a more subtle way and made the same point.

ANN said...

Notice his hands in the picture above.

Anonymous said...

They both act like junior high school girls, so whatever.

Bee Gee said...

This was predictable, cuz this is usually how David $tern speaks. He handed the league to Lebron 7 years ago and real talk, it's all the hype created back then that was the seed planted that had Bron runnin' to the Miami refugee camp in the first place.

David $tern was talkin' all that shit (back then) about players needing to go to at least one year of college... meanwhile, he got ESPN (who had just won a piece of the NBA TV contract) to air damn near all of Bron's games from his senior season of high-school - national TV. And I know cuz I watched most of em. Of course, they waited until Bron made the high school jump to enact the no-highschool-to-NBA rule. King James was born, and before he stepped foot in the league, he had more nationally televised games under his belt than even Carmello Anthony, who was in his freshman year at Syracuse, and a 90-million dollar Nike contract.

Thats why young has felt so much pressure to stamp his greatness with a championship. I remember in a Sports Illustrated interview when Bron was a freshman in high school, he said that he planned to be "better than MJ" Before he pulled that shit last week, he honestly had an outside chance of at least being in the comparison. But a funny thing happened along the way...

The nigga realized that he was never an MJ. So he went to Miami to be Wade's "Pippen". I hope he gets the championship he sold out so blatantly for. It is "his league" afterall.

Anonymous said...

Gilbert needs to realize he was part of the problem by giving LeBron everything he wanted. I hope that tirade was worth every penny of that $100,000, Dan.

Bee Gee said...

Yeh Gilbert was definitely part of the problem that blew up in his face last week and had him in "bitter ex-lover" mode.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he saw this coming, though. As much truth he laid out in that "letter," they were partly the cause of it...

...as for that "last laugh," it'll still be coming from us when the Lakers vs the Celtics/Magic will go to the finals is the next couple of years.

Anonymous said...

Stern loves the tension, because it fuels the sale of Heat gear and keeps people talking about the National Brothers Association during the off-season, which suggests there is much anticipation from the public for the next season to start.

Anonymous said...

laugh now cry later bitch

Anonymous said...

The league sponsors and the media are loving this bitter feud. They can't buy this type of advertising and ratings, or create it without making it so obvious. It's almost playing out like a professional wrestling drama/opera.

Anonymous said...

100Gs ain't SHIT for that guy. . big whoop

Anonymous said...

What part of FREE AGENT does Dan Gilbert NOT understand? Lebron James can do whatever the HELL he wants. Who cares if Lebron chose a public forum (THE DECISION) to air his decision to go to THE HEAT. It's his choice. It's legal. DG is unreasonable and tacky.

professor X said...

To all the bitch ass fans in Cleveland and including the Cavs owner:

PLS SHUT THE FUC UP!!

If I quit my job, do you think i'd give a rats ass if my former boss burns my computer desk and calls me names???

Grow up!

Anonymous said...

What employer gives you a hit as to your going to get fired? NOBODY! Lebron did what he wanted to do, Cleveland and the rest of the people having a problem with his decision need to move on. It's a done deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHUT UP ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

david ruffin said...

yalls a bunch of mamas boys

Anonymous said...

It's only a big deal b'cuz his cry baby azz MADE it a big deal. Had he not made this foolery a giant spectacle no one would even be talking about this shit.

JAMAICA said...

Funny how most of u niqqaz can comment and say how someone feels and whats in their head when the closest you been to these people in question was your ass walking past your 32inch tv to go the kitchen. You have nothing better in your lives to bitch about besides Lebron going to Miami? Burning Jerseys? Pulling James products out the Clevland stores? Crying? Death threats? Calling the man a pussy? Heated arguments? Get over it already. He went about the way he wanted to. Why does he have to do it YOUR way?

Anonymous said...

^Yeah...and shut the fuck up Bee Gee you closet homo! We know you'd rather watch home and garden network than sports!

YoungLooch said...

Niggas act like Scottie ain't one of the 50 greatest. You act like LeBron ain't 25 w/ yet another max deal coming. Bron will get another shot to be head nigga after he cleans up as one of the 3 Kings. Yayo...hahaha.

Anonymous said...

Rollin @9:01. I do think Labron did what he had to do. And if dude wind up winning a ring for the heats then the last laugh will be in all you HATERS FACES!! GO LABRON!

Anonymous said...

You know, I've wondered if entertainer (Jay-Z, Rihanna, Micheal Jackson, etc) Stans were bigger delusional douches than sports Stans.

Since this whole LeQueen James thing went down, I can see that I was DEAD wrong.

LADY CHA IN MPLS said...

ANN- ALL IM GOING TO SAY TO THAT IS NOOOOOOO BUT AT THE SAME TIME HUMMMMMMM..... PEOPLE LEAVE LABRON ALONE PLAYERS PUT THERE BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS INTO A TEAM TO BE WORKING OUT WATCHING ESPN AND FIND OUT HE'S BEEN TRADED MANAGER TO SHAME TO CALL AND OWNERS COULD CARE LESS AND HAVE no respect to call so Labron only did what owners have been doing for years why hold a press converence well they made it an issue like it was press confernce worthy ...and it was. Ohio dont hate the player hate the game and aint no one really said what the reason he changed his mind Im surprized the fans in Ohio havent found MR.WEST and gave him the business because he had something to do with the desion FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

BeeGee your comment is one of the best ones that I have read about this entire Lebron James ordeal.

I use to vote Lebron in the Lebron vs Kobe debate but now I'm not so sure. If you have to load up your team to win a championship it makes me wonder how "great" were you to begin with.

Anonymous said...

@9:01am
LOL

Sane said...

CO-SIGN @ 7:19

Alwayz Real said...

Despite the fact that James "betrayed" his hometown, I don't blame him for doing something that these OWNERS do to players ALL THE FUCKING TIME. James is on top of his game and his DEMANDS will be answered. Owners do this shit to so many players, treating them like trading cards &/or "millionaire slaves". FUCK the CAVS OWNER - he didn't pull through w/ a deal therefore he is trying to get the people of Cleveland on his side. Do ur muthafuckin' thing King James. SMILE HATERS.

Anonymous said...

Oh give it a fucking rest. You people act like you don't know how a business operates. This is a JOB dummies. Who gives a fuck how the boss feels after you quit??? Now Lebron's not great because he choose a different team. He fulfilled his obligations with the Cav's. It's over. Get over yourself all you sideline bench warmers. lol

Anonymous said...

@ 7:58 Co Damn Sign!

judge dredd said...

How come no one talks about when a player is suddenly traded to another team and have to up root their entire family.

Look, if Lebron's game level was on the decline and he had several years left on his contract, you best believe the Cavs would of traded his ass. Be cause the Team is going to what best for the Team. Lebron saw a better opportunity and did was best for him. He just beat them to the punch.

Lebron 1
Cleveland 0

Anonymous said...

Cosign 10:52

Anonymous said...

Ann, don't start.

And again... no ring, No King... still not impressed.

Anonymous said...

Lebron isnt even worthy of the Scottie Pippen comparisons IMO. He was lead to the horrible decision to televise his "greatness" by a group of friends who have the same business acumen as a rat...People are not upset that he chose to leave; they are upset at the manner in which he decided to do it. His friends who were given the keys to the "kingdom" by the Cavs organization in order to appease LBJ all came with him out of HS and now run the biggest "brand" in basketball and have no clue what theyre doing! And I would bet my last dollar that his mama who he referenced several times in that interview played the biggest role in co-signing this decision...the blind leading the dumb...

Dan Gilbert will have the last laugh...TRUST

Mena said...

And in other news, cops are still blowing black folks heads off.

Can we leave this alone already? Yall sure know how to beat a dead horse.

Anonymous said...

CO fucking sign with 11:25. What goes around............

@ Mena if you don't want to read anymore there is an x at the top of your computer, use it.

Anonymous said...

LEBRON JAMES IS A DEVIL WORSHIPPER! HE WORSHIPS SATAN! HIS JERSEY # IS 6 WAKE UP YOU COONS! LEBRON SUCKS THE DEVIL D*CK! HE WORSHIPS SATAN!! AND BEE GEE YOU HOMO CLOWN! GET A JOB TO TAKE CARE OF YER BABIES HA HA HA PRAISE MIGHTY MOOSE! HAWT DAYUM! LOVE YOU JESUS!

Anonymous said...

here we go...

guess ill wait for the next post where the devil isnt lurking trying to convince us of his followers.

ugh

Darth Vader said...

Dan Gilbert can end bottom up in a lake for all I care..

That fat bastard said that lebron is taking a curse with him. FYI, if you curse someone, you curse yourself! He just cursed his own team by doing so.

Anonymous said...

You can sure tell the ignorant Cav fans... He owes that team nothing...Trading to other teams is a part of the game so I thought (idiots) They had him for 7 years and never built a team around him... That equals time to go what part of that are these fools missing. Like he said he won't lose any sleep and is getting PAAAAAID on top of that. Anyone with a problem with that go take some Prozac and get a life!!!! The game is about winning the big one and it wansn't going to happen there so like EVERYONE else does you go where you think you'll be happy and can WIN (WIN being the operative word)

Anonymous said...

LOL @ 9:01 AM! But hey, there're some hot babes on HGTV. Lauren Lake, Taniya Nyack, Carmen de la Paz.. OW!!

Anonymous said...

For the last time, LeBron James was born, raised and went to high school in Akron, OH. Cleveland is NOT his home town.

Anonymous said...

SHUT UP SATAN ^^

Anonymous said...

*smacks lips* bee gee you forgot to kiss me goodbye when you left the hotel room baby didn't you enjoy our "water" sports and how we j**ked each other off watching gay porn baby *blows kisses* call me boo! you right baby my bumps did clear up after using your valtrex thanks sugar plum honey dip! - Stephon "strawberry" Passion xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Dam Beegee, who did you piss off?

Anonymous said...

Dont u just HATE a STALKER?

ignorant Bossip Comment said...

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judge dredd said...

@3:20 ^^^ Please take your Meds ^^^^

now go away.. mommy loves you..

Anonymous said...

Bee Gee this isn't a case of child support stick gone wrong. @anony2:52pm

Anonymous said...

^
stick up

Anonymous said...

Thanks for explaining the situation Bee Gee. Definitely explains why David Stern was extremely angry at Lebron's turncoat ass. Stern broke those rules just for James, eh?

But Stern needed to be fined for acting out like that. He could have found other ways to express his justified anger at Lebron.
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ANN said...

"Notice his hands in the picture above."

I caught that.

We know who "King James" represents. *wink*

Anonymous said...

"Gilbert needs to realize he was part of the problem by giving LeBron everything he wanted. I hope that tirade was worth every penny of that $100,000, Dan."

$100,000 is a drop in the bucket for Stern. He won't even miss it.

But his words to Lebron will be remembered forever.

Anonymous said...

"What part of FREE AGENT does Dan Gilbert NOT understand? Lebron James can do whatever the HELL he wants. Who cares if Lebron chose a public forum (THE DECISION) to air his decision to go to THE HEAT. It's his choice."

How many times in how many ways must it be explained that it was THE WAY Lebron decided to leave the Cavaliers that fueled the bitterness from David Stern & the entire city of Cleveland?

The WAY Lebron handled his "decision" showed his selfishness, arrogance, self-centeredness, lack of good character, lack of loyalty, lack of decency, and lack of maturity.

When Shaq left the Orlando Magic years ago, he didn't make a big spectacle out of his decision to leave. In other words, he didn't throw it in the faces of Orlando. He didn't publically humiliate the Magic owners & the city of Orlando by leaving for Los Angeles. Naturally, Orlando was sad to see Shaq leave, but Shaq left in a dignified way.

Lebron did exactly the opposite.

Anonymous said...

well, the fact remains, he left and cleveland hasn't signed any new talent since free agency began. all they have done is bitched and moaned about how lebron left.

bayareabully-

Anonymous said...

Wow,ignorant Bossip Comment @ 3:20pm:

It'll be ok...
You still have Drew Cary, "Hot in Cleveland" with Betty White and...Um...Lake Erie...
((Kanye Shrug))

~rwt~

Anonymous said...

@5:22PM

Exactly! Thank you! These fools still don't get it. These LeQueen Stans get their panties in a bunch over that giant man-baby leaving (the WAY he did). But the idiots failed to realize that had he NOT made such a spectacle of his foolishness, no one would be talking about this. BE MAD at the (pseudo)King, not angry/devastated sports fans (and by fans, I mean the ones who can come on a blog and give a dignified, coherent opinion, StepTFAway from a computer, and have a normal life).

carl shivers said...

bible says two men ought not lay togather

Anonymous said...

@5:22, COSIGN! Say it again!

Bee Gee said...

2:55PM

Apparently, it's cornball anonymous nigga full of hatred week on RWS. Shit was funny at first. Now it's time to come with somethin' different or hop off a nigga nuts. I'm sure they'll come up with somethin before I scratch.

Bee Gee said...

9:01AM

Bitch nigga, it's a gossip blog. You either agree or you don't. Either way, I do not give a shit. Fuck you and every otha clown up in here sneezin' on ever comment thatchu don't agree with. Drop yours or shut the fuck up, you parasite.

Anonymous said...

For the IDIOT who continues to use David Stern's name out of context (Please Pay Attention)

DAVID is The Commissioner of the NBA
DAN is the REDNECK Owner of the Cavaliers

GET IT, GOT IT, GONE

Anonymous said...

YYEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS about time, Oh-Hi-Hoe (ohio for the slow) salty as shit, yoll mad cause a free agent chose to explore his options and finally get to play with some ballas, I can't wait to see how the heat do, Bron and Wade, nuff sd right there, fuck cleveland, I only rode with them cause of lebron, ooopss I do see why yoll mad now, I would be to, he was the only thing in cleveland, hahahaha lolololol now he gone LOLOLOLOL mad fucks,

Anonymous said...

I'm HERE in c-town, okay, and i thank u ALL 4 seein it like it was--except the ignorant mind slave above.

Gilbert EMPOWRED Lebron by treating him like he was a unofficial owner of the team.

Giving Him , his fam, and his friends ridiculous perks: Informing him of coaching changes, letting his fam ride his private jet, giving his friends jobs and paying them, renting limos, taking on millions of dollars in salary for players to appease him,

taking him to leadership seminars with William Buffet, showing him management techniques, informing him of changes in ownership, covering up, signing off on and CODDLING this Big Baby..

And even more. I cant even begin to tell u the groveling and a$$ kissing that went on with him...

SO, Gilbert has to take the blame for a lot that went on..

We're not mad at him for leaving-HE earned that right by fulfilling his contract--it's the lack of grace and CLASS he showed our city and the smug and callous way he did it....He hurt a lot of KIDS here that idolized and loved him...

AND STERN knew about this all the time. This was a 'good for the NBA move'. Thank u Spike Lee for saying the truth.

and for haters..u dont live here so u REALLY dont know...

Clt said...

@7:39, Who is the sucker then? Dan Gilbert as the OWNER, or Lebron as an employee (with a whole lot of clout from what you say). Does Cleveland still want his $$ to stay there in things he invested in, or should people keep burning jerseys and make it impossible for him or his family to ever go home again? A city should have more options than a one man industry.

Anonymous said...

@anony 7:39am
Thank you Danny Gilbert we are happy to hear the truth from the horse's ass.

Anonymous said...

..... meanwhile the folks in Haiti don't even have a proper roof over their heads!!!! And all y'all can do is bitch abt some pompous nigga who has more money than all y'all and your families combined and an equally arrogant Team owner????
How good is ur life? u paying ur bills on time? u driving a bentley???? Then shut the fuck up, use the x on the top right corner of ur browser and go get u some fucking MONEY and a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gone.

Anonymous said...

I bet you would like a NIGGA on ya nuts BeeGee! lol

Anonymous said...

Yup he's a devil worshiper saw that movie 'The Truth' where he threw up the devil horns then 666 and kissed his hands, you can probably you tube that ish but yall dont hear me tho

and for the record that igga has never earned the title of 'King' he acts more like a princess

Anonymous said...

i hope this opens up the eyes of these african-american "superstars".
THESE PEOPLE DONT LOVE U-THEY LOVE WHAT YOU DO-AND THINK THEY OWN YOU.
Try to leave and you'll get the same farewell letter as Lebron.

Good luck "King"

The Real Fedup said...

Well on the Cavs website fans are pouring in trying to send money to pay the fine but the owner told them he pay it and for the money to go to charity.

@522 I AGREE. I AM IN ORLANDO....AND WHEN SHAQ LEFT.....HE LEFT HERE WITH CLASS WHEN HE WENT TO LAKERS! TIL TODAY PEOPLE STILL HAVE LOVE FOR SHAQ....CAUSE OF THE WAY HE LEFT.

I feel Lebron could of left the Cavs if that what he wanted to do. IT IS THE WAY HE LEFT THAT LEAVES A SOUR TATSE IN EVERYONE MOUTHES. If he had left in a classy way perhaps people would not dog him now. THE MAN IS SELFISH...EGOTISCAL JERK. Why an hour announcement for????? WHAT FOR? HELL NOT EVEN MJ COMEBACK....THAT MAN DID NO HOUR ANNOUNCEMENT! Lebron handle that situation with no class no dignity. If he was going to leave he should of gave Cavs a heads up! Do not lead those people on! I WILL LAUGH MY ASS OFF NEXT YEAR IF THIS FOOL DOES NOT WIN ANYTHING YET AGAIN. THE LAST LAUGH IS FOR CLEVLAND.

@ Bee Gee I agree Gilbert was the stem of the problem to create I must say a Monester " King James". The difference between MJ and the joke Lebron is MJ was humble and at least if his ass even went cocky....he got his talent and a ring and loyality to his fans, Chicago, the sportsworld BACK HIS ASS UP. I can tolerate a person to act cocky if you can back it up. Lebron is all talk....everything handed to him with noting in RETURN. Why all this hype on a man who don't deliver nothing and now crawling to be Wade....PIPPEN? GTFOH...MJ NO WAY NO HOW....WOULD EVER PUT HIMSELF SECOND BEST TO NO ONE. Lebron is nothing but hype and fuck up his legacy forever. He is an offical joke now! LEBRON = EPIC FAIL.

The Real Fedup said...

@457

Yeah he rep ILLUMINATI AND JAY Z BITCH.

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