The letter sat on the
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert called
He proceeded to call James a deserter, slamming his "shocking act of disloyalty" and "shameful display of selfishness and betrayal" for leaving the sports wasteland of Cleveland for the warmer, friendlier shores of Miami.
As fans burned James jerseys and derisively referred to their former hero as "LeGone," Gilbert made one more prediction in his letter, this part in ALL CAPS.
"I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN
Yeah, he was wrong about that. The
Good thing no one took Gilbert's declaration to the bank. As it became more and more apparent that James could return to his home state, the letter was removed from the Cavaliers' website earlier this week.
"I've met with Dan, face-to-face, man-to-man," James said. "We've talked it out. Everybody makes mistakes. I've made mistakes as well. Who am I to hold a grudge?"