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Cavs Owner: LeBron Leaving Is A One-In-A-Million Chance


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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted April 01, 2009 - 07:54 PM

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Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert conducted a candid interview with the Plain Dealer this week and touched on the possibility of LeBron James leaving Cleveland in 2010.

"The truth is, I just don't even think of that that way," said Gilbert when asked what he thinks his franchise would be worth without James. "This is a long-term investment. We want to make the Cleveland Cavaliers a perennial champion and contender. We want people to be part of the franchise for long periods of time if they fit our culture, no matter who they are, whether it's LeBron or anybody that contributes.

"I haven't really gone through and literally said that if our superstar weren't to be here what would [the franchise value] be the next day because in the one-in-a-million chance that that would happen, that wouldn't be the time you would be evaluating that anyway."

Gilbert also touched on how the franchise is run and why it will remain an attractive place for James.

"Everything's philosophically driven. We just say, 'Look, if we can create the best environment, the best franchise, a winning franchise in a city that I think loves its sports teams, then we're in the best chance and opportunity to not only keep our greatest people but to attract others.' . . . To me, it'll take care of itself."


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#2 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted April 01, 2009 - 08:01 PM

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Posted April 01, 2009 - 11:12 PM

He better make sure he doesn't go out in a lightning storm.

Dude's gone.

#4 LD2k

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Posted April 02, 2009 - 12:18 AM

He better make sure he doesn't go out in a lightning storm.

Dude's gone.



#5 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted April 02, 2009 - 01:03 AM

they're going to pay for him, and i'm going to lol so hard @ the world.

#6 Air Apparent

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Posted April 02, 2009 - 08:40 AM

there's one thing thats still in my mind that sticks, is that i heard early in his career (i think wade also mentioned this once) that he realized how jordan and russell and all those champions did it all with one team and that he understood the importance of that type of loyalty and commitment to a championship/dynasty team

right now he is in a great situation and the future is bright for cleveland

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Posted April 02, 2009 - 09:01 AM





#8 LD2k

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Posted April 02, 2009 - 11:16 AM



:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted April 03, 2009 - 01:50 AM

Will just have to wait and see

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Posted April 06, 2009 - 12:09 AM

Nice editing haha.




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