Dan Gilbert Refuses Cavs Fans Offer To Pay $100K Fine

This is nice of Dan Gilbert. In yet another open letter to the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Gilbert announced that while Cavaliers fans have offered to pay his $100,000 NBA fine (after his scathing letter regarding LeBron James landed him in hot water), Gilbert can pay it himself.

As he wrote (in Comic Sans, natch):

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How kind of the Cavaliers billionaire owner not to accept the donations of Ohioans in a struggling economy to pay a fine that he earned with a completely self-indulgent, over-the-top, heat-of-the-moment rant toward a 25 year-old basketball player.

As he wrote of LeBron James, "Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there." Now, ask yourself: doesn't Dan Gilbert deserve heaven after this?

No? Because this is a press release where he talks of completely anonymous donation offers that may not even exist? Designed solely to curry favor with fans, making a point to prove Gilbert's sentiments were NOT completely extreme and out of bounds? That's what this is?

Oh.

That's pretty classless then.

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