When LeBron James took his talents to South Beach a couple years ago and left the Cleveland Cavaliers in his dust, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert made a promise to the city of Cleveland.
"I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE," he wrote (IN ALL CAPS!) in an open letter to Cavs fans.
So much for that! But, Gilbert didn't sound all that bitter last night after King James and the Miami Heat won the NBA title. In fact, he actually took the high road and congratulated both Miami and the Oklahoma City Thunder for an exciting 2012 NBA Finals.
Great NBA season. Enjoyedplayoffs. Congratulations to Miami & OKC for an exciting Finals. Back to work on next weeks promising Cavs draft.— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) June 22, 2012
Maybe time really does heal all wounds, eh?
[via USA Today]