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Fans Send Donations To Help Pay Fine, GIlbert Releases A Statement

Cavaliers fans are showing their support for owner Dan GIlbert, who was fined $100,000 by David Stern for comments he made over the weekend regarding LeBron James. The support was in the form of donations sent to Gilbert to ‘assist’ him in paying the fine. So much has come his way, that Gilbert released a statement thanking Cavs fans for their generosity.

I would like to say thanks for the incredible outpouring of support by the numerous loyal and passionate Cavaliers fans who have offered to contribute to paying the recent fine I was assessed by the NBA.

The humbling offer by so many is another reflection of the strength of Cavs fans and the people who live and work in this region and are always the first to step up and have each other’s back.

I will pay this fine myself, but would be grateful and highly appreciative for any fan who redirects the dollars they kindly offered to contribute towards this fine to the Cavaliers Youth Fund, which will positively impact our region’s kids through the numerous local charitable groups the Cavaliers Youth Fund supports.”

Donation information: Fans can make checks payable to the Cavaliers Youth Fund and send them to the attention of: CYF, One Center Court, Cleveland, OH 44115. They can also make a donation on-line at www.cavs.com/donate</a>.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.