Cavaliers Remove Gilbert’s Harsh LeBron Letter From Website
In the midst of rumors circulating about LeBron’s possible return to Cleveland, the Cavaliers have finally removed the angry letter written by owner Dan Gilbert from their team website.
The letter, written almost four years ago, was spitefully written after James announced he was leaving his home state to play for the Miami Heat on television. Gilbert’s letter gained its reputation for the snide comments made in reference to James.
“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF TITLED ‘KING’ WINS ONE,” the letter bitterly remarks in Comic Sans script. “You can take it to the bank.”
Up until July 7, there was a link on the team website that took users to the letter. However, the link now takes viewers to a news page.
According to the Cavaliers, the page was only still up because of an error. “If [it still being an active url] would have become apparent a year ago, we would have deleted it too,” the Cavs told SBNation.com.
James reportedly met with the Cavaliers Sunday, and the coincidental timing of the letter’s deletion adds to speculation that he could be a Cavalier once again.