Cavs owner, Dan Gilbert must be walking on sunshine right now. As most of you should recall Dan Gilbert released an open letter where he went on a rant bad mouth LeBron once he found out about LJ’s decision to leave Cleveland and take his talents to South Beach. Mr. Gilbert spoke very negatively about LeBron in this open letter calling his cowardly and speaking of his actions as a form of betrayal. However, the one quote that sticks out in this was when Dan Gilbert said, “I personally guarantee that the Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA Championship before the self-titled former ‘king’ wins one” and told Cavs fans to take it to the bank. I can’t stand LeBron but could not help but laugh at this when I read it back in July of last year. Cleveland went on to post a 19-63 overall record in the 2010-2011 season. After a year of suffering Dan Gilbert could be one year closer to his promise of winning a ring before LeBron.
As you probably already know, tomorrow is the NBA draft and Cleveland has the 1st overall pick, oh yeah and the 4th overall pick. For any of you who are basketball fans, this is ridiculous to have 2 out of the top 4 draft picks. It is also rumored that Cleveland intends to use both of these picks which promises 2 very talented players in a very good draft class. By no means does this mean that Cleveland is going to win it all next year but it does however mean they are going to be a contender in a few years and many years after that. Gilbert is putting on the full court press on LeBron and limiting his time to win an NBA championship before the Cleveland Cavaliers do. Dan Gilbert doesn’t look or sound that stupid now, does he?