Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cavaliers, was critical of the media for the way they have portrayed the possibility of LeBron James leaving the Cavaliers via free agency.
"The reason this thing is where it's at," Gilbert said, "is that we've got a bunch of bored, East Coast sports writers who have nothing to do because the offseason is a few months away, and the Olympics [hadn't] started yet."
"The undertone to the whole thing that I wonder is, why him?" Gilbert said. "Why not Dwyane Wade? Why not Chris Bosh? Why not whoever else is coming due?"
"The only thing you can come up with is there are certain writers, or people who live on the East or West Coast, who think that Cleveland, Ohio, is not a good enough place for a superstar of LeBron's caliber to spend his career."
"Despite the quality of the franchise, the quality of life in the Midwest, the fans — it's a complete slap in the face from people who do not live in Cleveland, Ohio, to Cleveland, Ohio."
"That's probably my biggest problem with the whole thing."
"If he were playing for the Lakers or the Knicks or the Nets or Miami, what they consider glamour teams, I don't think there would be any of this talk. And the proof of it is there because there's not talk of any of these other stars."