- Dan Gilbert (as I’ve already stated) is the only person in the NBA who seems to want me to be a Cavs fan.
- Dan Gilbert wrote an email after the trade had already been nixed.
- The email in question makes Dan look petty again at least to a great portion of NBA pundits.
- Chad Ford from ESPN tweeted, “Dear David Stern, Dan Gilbert and other petty, whining NBA owners. Go away. Signed, Everyone.” This makes me want to encourage Dan Gilbert.
- Anthony Lima from 92.3 WFAN tweets, “I know Gilbert’s move looks like it’s anti-LeBron and it’s a temporary moral victory (debatable). But repercussions for Cleveland NOT good” and that makes me want to discourage Dan Gilbert.
- Then I have trouble reconciling the fact that unlike the letter after “The Decision” this was a private email leaked to make Dan Gilbert look bad.
- But this email was written after the deal was already killed by David Stern.
- I already said that
- Now I’m talking myself into circles over this thing.
- I hate how little the players seem to care about fans.
- I hate how little the players seem to respect teams that are willing to pay them money to play basketball.
- I hate how we easily justify a player’s motivations to chase rings in the most glamorous locales as if as fans we should really care about the weather outside of an arena on an off-day.
- I have absolutely no idea how to stop this most natural of quests by the players who seem to have all the bargaining power even after the lockout.
- People honestly think Dan Gilbert should be quiet and just make his larger BRI split money.
- The owners signed the CBA too so I can’t necessarily disagree.
- The NBA is a free market except that it isn’t. The Lakers deal was OK, but the fact remains that even if the Cavs wanted to trade for Paul and offered a superior deal of draft picks, matching salaries, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson it couldn’t work because Chris Paul wouldn’t stay in Cleveland.
I am conflicted. I don’t know what anyone can do to fix any of it. I am pretty sure killing trades doesn’t solve much of anything. I think I may just boycott any nationally televised NBA games that don’t include the Cavaliers (all of them.) We’ll have to see if I miss them. As I’ve stated all along, I have no interest in being an “NBA Fan.” I want to be a Cavs fan.
Anyone else wrapped their head around this past the Comic Sans jokes that are oh-so-funny?