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Posts tagged ‘Dan Gilbert’
Posted: October 28th, 2011

NBA commissioner David Stern canceled more games through Nov. 30 after talks with the NBPA broke down Friday./AP Photo.

Yo D? What’s up guy? Haven’t seen you in a minute. What’s good?

Ah man. Nothing much. Staying busy. What’s good with you?

You know me, kid. I’m out just trying to do the right thing. So it looks like you’ve slimmed down some. Getting your run on?

Yeah man. Trying.

I hear you. I saw you one time darn near get trucked by a car over there by the hospital. I was like, ‘Yo, that looks like D right there.’ Got to wear brighter colors bruh. You know moms taught you to look both ways before crossing the street.

You right. You right.

Anyway, what’s up with this lockout man? The NBA has one of its greatest seasons in recent memory then just shut it down. What you think the problem is?

Dollars. It’s all about the dollar.

Got millionaires fighting over billions. I just heard they canceled games through the end of next month and there won’t be an 82-game season.

Yep. Well, NBA commissioner David Stern never says never, but he even admitted it’s not “practical” to have a full season. Shouldn’t have even tried to do that after canceling games earlier. Never understood trying to cram an 82-game season in.

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Posted: December 2nd, 2010

1. Eddie House was waiting for Daniel Gibson to come out the locker room. It took two security guards and teammate Carlos Arroyo to talk him into coming into the locker room.
2. Kept seeing Wally Szczerbiak walking around.
3. Said hello to TNT’s David Aldridge. Good guy.
4. Erik Spolestra kept talking about how his team handled this “extreme” situation. Called it a playoff atmosphere. He also said it was nice to see the team stand up and play well for LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Then he said he was told a battery was thrown at the Heat bench, but was confident in the security.
5. Saw Daniel Gibson leaving with his wife, singer Keyshia Cole. Hope he went the opposite way of the Heat bench.
6. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was heated. He walked out with the wind to his back.
7. Saw J.J. Hickson laughing after the game (Why, your team just got beat down).
8. Waiting for LeBron, D-Wade and Chris Bosh to do postgame in the open room Cleveland has. They use that area for the playoffs.
9. Then Miami’s Big 3 came out.
10. LeBron was asked all the questions expect one, which went to D-Wade.
11. In short, LeBron basically said he wasn’t going to apologize for doing the charity work for the kids in “The Decision” part. Said he lives with his decisions and has never regretted any decision he’s made. Said the execution of “The Decision” was a tad bit off. Talked about how the team played well. Continually said he had nothing against the Cleveland fans and understand they were going to do everything they could to help their team win. Said the Cavalier fans were not on his list of people who he was keeping a mental checklist. Said the chatter he had with the Cleveland teammates on the bench was fun for him (Doubt it was fun for the other team).
12. Then the Miami PR people cut the interview much to the dismay of ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. She was looking at them like, “Are you serious?” Then the Miami Big 3 walked out just as James used to do when he was with Cleveland.

Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: December 2nd, 2010

1. Pre-game hype man Ahmad Crump.
“If you believe in Dan Gilbert, make some noise.”
“This is the capacity for the other team
“I’m predicting a win for the Cavs.”
2. Very loud cheers for Charles Barkley when he, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson took the floor for the TNT show (I thought the Cleveland fans hated Charles. They dont’ know since he said ragged on LeBron James)
3. Fans waved towels. Look like playoff game when Cavs came out.
4. LeBron James came out skipping to some very loud boos from fans. Dunking in layup line. Did a windmill dunk off that bounced off the back of the rim.
5.  Did his powder routine.
6. Didn’t wear the brace (Arroyo had one on)
7. Josh Cribbs, Bernie Kosar, Shaun Rogers, Ron Harper, Michael Bivins, Drew Carey, Joe Haden, Terrell Owens.

Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: October 25th, 2010

Check out LeBron James’ new commercial by Nike.

Notice how he says “I am not a role model.” That’s a left hook aimed squarely at Charles Barkley, who said James can no longer be put in the “Michael Jordan conversation.”

Check out that Witness banner falling? Was that to the city of Cleveland, the Cavaliers or both? Or Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert?

Very interesting. Very.

Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: July 15th, 2010

Here’s the 15-minute interview my girl, Rachel Nichols of ESPN, did with LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade after James and Bosh decided to join Wade in Miami to play for the Heat.

Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: July 9th, 2010

New head coach Byron Scott and new general manager Chris Grant addressed the media Friday afternoon about LeBron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, majority owner Dan Gilbet’s comments about James and the future of the Cavaliers.

Grant said Gilbert is entitled to his opinion in regards to what Gilbert said about James. Scott described Gilbert as being “passionate” and he’s still excited about coaching the current Cavaliers.

Posted in: NBA
Posted: July 8th, 2010

“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE. You can take that to the bank.”  – Cleveland majority owner Dan Gilbert in reaction to LeBron James’ decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat.

As Flavor Flav would say, ‘Wooooooooooooooooow!!!” 

Check out this letter Cleveland majority owner Dan Gilbert sent out through Cleveland’s official website in regards to LeBron James announcing Thursday night he’s leaving the Cavaliers to play in Miami with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade with the Heat.


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Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: June 8th, 2010

Here’s the first of three parts of the Cleveland Cavaliers introducing Chris Grant as their new general manager. Grant is replacing Danny Ferry, who officially resigned Friday.

In this first segment, Grant talked about how they’re talking to candidates (Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo seems to be atop the list) and said the Cavs have a “plan” to resign LeBron James.

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Posted in: NBA
Posted: May 27th, 2010

Mike Brown was the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year and won 272 regular-season games in five seasons with the Clevleand Cavaliers.

Here’s a statement Mike Brown released two days after the Cleveland Cavaliers announced his firing Monday.

“The past 5 years have been an exceptional experience.  I have been very fortunate to lead a group of men who I respect and thoroughly enjoyed coaching on a daily basis.  At the same time, I was able to work alongside a terrific coaching staff and with Danny Ferry and a basketball operations team, all of whom I have a profound respect for. We partnered in creating a culture and a standard that I am, and will continue to be, very proud of.  None of which would be possible without the dedication and support of Dan Gilbert.  I am thankful for the opportunity that he gave to me and my family.  We have a deep appreciation for Northeast Ohio, the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, and the people in this community, and have enjoyed making this our home.” – Mike Brown

He released the statement through the Cavaliers. I haven’t seen first hand how the Cavaliers fire a coach, so this release may be what  they typically do. However, this just seems so weird to me.

In the mean time, this firing will affect the Erie BayHawks as well.

The Cavaliers are an NBA affiliate of the BayHawks as are the Toronto Raptors. Brown opened the door to Erie coach John Treloar and him at practices.

Treloar sat in coaches meeting as well, attended games and offered insight from what he observed.

Now Ferry had something to do with that because he hand picked Treloar to coach the BayHawks, but you still have to have a head coach open to the idea of having a D-League coach there.

Posted in: D-League, NBA

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