Basketball

Cavs Owner Slams LeBron

The bridge is officially burned: Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert let loose on LeBron in a letter on the Cavaliers website, denouncing the “narcissistic, self-promotional build-up” to his decision to sign with the Miami Heat. He calls LeBron’s decision to leave Cleveland a “cowardly betrayal” and guaranteed that the Cavaliers would win a NBA championship before Miami does. In a phone interview with the Associated Press, Gilbert also blamed James for the Cavaliers’ defeat by the Boston Celtics in this year’s playoffs: “He quit,” Gilbert said. “Not just in Game 5, but in Games 2, 4, and 6. Watch the tape. The Boston series was unlike anything in the history of sports for a superstar.”