While many Cleveland fans seem to appreciate Dan Gilbert’s open letter, Henry Abbott of ESPN’s TrueHoop writes that Gilbert has “done James the most extraordinary public relations favor imaginable” and that the angry missive will backfire on the team and organization.
You want your leader to make sense, and offer comfort and inspiration. Nothing much was called for here. Gilbert could have been silent. Could have wished James well. Could have said he’s heartbroken. Instead, he went on the attack, talked some trash, called James names.
This is a terrible night for Cleveland fans. Not only did they lose the best player in the NBA, but they also are now attempting to rebuild with a green GM and an owner who just served notice that if push comes to shove, he’ll bail publicly, and profoundly, on his players no matter how well they performed.
Cavs fans: Agree or disagree?