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Internet freaks out over Cavaliers owner's plane flying to Florida

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That plane's made free agent visits before...

This isn't the easiest thing to follow, but let's walk through it as best we can. First, there was this:

That's Cleveland radio personality and "self-proclaimed ombudsman of Cleveland sports media" Joe Lull. And here's Gilbert:

End of story, right? NO MADAM. Cavs fans took a page from the college football fan playbook and found a damn plane. This, apparently, is Gilbert's (Rolls Royce!) plane. All the details check out:

And so does the flight history vis a vis the Cavaliers' free agent pursuits of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward:

He's not wrong:

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So, yeah, a plane that appears to belong to Dan Gilbert and has apparently been flying around to meet free agents -- whether or not it currently contains Dan Gilbert -- set off for Fort Lauderdale on Sunday afternoon. Here it is en route:

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And here's the semi-retraction following Gilbert's denial:

And, of course, here's the parody Twitter account:

So you know it's real.