The one rumor that scared all Cleveland fans to death this morning was that LeBron wasn’t over Dan Gilbert’s infamous letter. Chris Broussard and ESPN were talking about it and it felt so very real and scary that everything could still be hanging in the balance. As it turned out, that problem had already been squashed. Thanks to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, we now know how that went down.
“We had five great years together and one terrible night,” Gilbert told James, and so started the process of reconciliation on Sunday night in Miami. “I told him how sorry I was, expressed regret for how that night went and how I let all the emotion and passion for situation carry me away. I told him I wish had never done it, that I wish I could take it back.”
He goes on to say that LeBron wished he could have taken back “The Decision” as well.
It’s a new day for a couple of guys who never seemed overly comfortable wearing the black hat. LeBron, especially, seemed very uncomfortable in his first year away from Cleveland being public enemy number one around the league.
That’s one thing that really emerges from today. LeBron James made amends for his mistakes. Dan Gilbert apparently has too. Even if the Miami faithful are upset today, which is totally understandable, I’m sure in time they’ll grow to appreciate the two rings that LeBron James helped enable them to celebrate over his four seasons.
It appears that will take a minute.
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) July 11, 2014