I’m sure that not everybody that reads this blog is a basketball fan. Still, even if you’re only slightly informed on the LeBron James situation, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert’s reaction to James’s decision to go to the Miami Heat is good for a laugh. Highlights include calling James “narcissistic,” a “cowardly betrayal,” and a guarantee of a Cavaliers championship before the Heat win one. Also, it’s written in comic sans, the ultimate professional font.
What does this have to do with the Brewers? Gilbert was one of the potential buyers of the Milwaukee Brewers back in 2004:
“I am deeply disappointed that the Brewers have chosen another direction in the sale of the club. After nearly eight long months of negotiations, I believed we were on the verge of announcing a deal when I was informed of the Brewers decision to sell the team to another party,” Gilbert said.
I, for one, am a big fan of Mark Attanasio and how he has turned this team into one that can at least go into each season hoping for a contending team. In this market, it’s going to be hard to bring a contender every year, but Attanasio hasn’t meddled (outside of the Yost firing, which I don’t think too many people have issue with), and sounds genuinely interested in the team and like somebody who does actually know a little bit about the game.
Meanwhile, Dan Gilbert is calling out a star player and completely alienating every player in the NBA. I think I’m perfectly fine with the way the situation played out.