Dan Gilbert has rarely missed an occasion to weigh in via Twitter on the playoff happenings in Miami over the past two years. It's typically a passive-aggressive message, or sometimes a tweet laced with hostility. Many eyes turned to Gilbert on Thursday night after the Heat captured the NBA Championship with their Game 5 win over the Thunder.â†µ
Contrary to Gilbert's infamous letter, the self-proclaimed chosen one had gotten his ring before the Cavaliers. But the Cavs owner was a bit more understated this time and sent off a reserved note of congratulations to the Heat, without mentioning the 2012 Finals MVP, of course. Via @CavsDan:
Great NBA season. Enjoyedplayoffs. Congratulations to Miami & OKC for an exciting Finals. Back to work on next weeks promising Cavs draft.â†µ— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) June 22, 2012
I'm sure this was painful for Gilbert to type up, and he did it while gritting his teeth, but it was certainly better than any other sort of churlish alternative.