What Exactly Did Yahoo Publish That Got Dan Gilbert So Angry?

On Thursday, we reported that Quicken Loans and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, and his lawyer, called Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer last year to complain about a line in a blog post authored by Kelly Dwyer. This happened the day after Yahoo and Quicken Loans signed a major brand agreement. Mayer immediately… »2/16/15 3:15pm2/16/15 3:15pm

Dan Gilbert Didn't Like A Yahoo Blog Post, So Yahoo Deleted It

Quicken Loans is a predatory lender. It's impossible to read the numerous lawsuits against the mortgage company and conclude otherwise. So when Kelly Dwyer, the editor of Yahoo's popular NBA blog Ball Don't Lie, made an offhand joke about that fact in a post last year, he would have had no reason to think twice. »2/12/15 2:55pm2/12/15 2:55pm

Cleveland Paper Told Columnist To Write Apology Letter To Dan Gilbert

Cleveland Scene has a well-reported feature out today that attempts to dig into what role Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert's company, Quicken Loans, played in the subprime mortgage collapse of 2007. There's a lot of good stuff in the story, but one particular instance of Dan Gilbert being a thin-skinned weenie caught our… »11/12/14 1:54pm11/12/14 1:54pm

Cleveland Cavs Owner Who Snagged LeBron Just Invested in Rap Genius

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert must have the hot hand. The Comic Sans-loving billionaire just won the dramatic toss up for LeBron James. Gilbert also boxed out other investors for a spot in a new round of funding for Rap Genius that is worth $40 million. Backing braggarts, it seems, is now an investment… »7/11/14 5:03pm7/11/14 5:03pm

Report: Maybe Dan Gilbert Shouldn't Have Written That Letter

For a while there yesterday, it felt like LeBron-to-Cleveland was a fait accompli—even the Cavs seemed to feel that way, reportedly thanks to Rich Paul pouring honey in their ears. But now it's being reported that if LeBron James is having second thoughts, it's because of Dan Gilbert's petulant Comic Sans letter of… »7/11/14 9:56am7/11/14 9:56am

"Dear...Hero": Dan Gilbert's Comic Sans Letter, Edited For 2014 LeBron

LeBron James is back on the free-agent market for the first time since he left his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Doesn't all that summer's bitterness seem so long ago now? Might James want to try playing with a star guard who has two working legs? He might, right? He hasn't said he wouldn't! »7/08/14 11:40am7/08/14 11:40am

The Cavaliers Finally Took Down Dan Gilbert's Insane Comic Sans Letter

As of last night, the Cavs' official website still hosted owner Dan Gilbert's hysteric, petulant open letter to Cavs fans, hastily composed in the aftermath of LeBron James announcing he was leaving for Miami. It would have been exactly four years old tomorrow. It has now, finally, been deleted. Comic Sans is dead;… »7/07/14 12:05pm7/07/14 12:05pm

LeBron's Free Agency Circus Is Officially Underway

LeBron James's 2010 free agency remains the most entertaining thing to happen in the NBA in years, with fans, suitors, and speculators running around like headless chickens for a week, all while James maintained complete control of the timing and tenor of his decision. (Sorry, his Decision.) As an unrepentant fan of… »7/07/14 9:06am7/07/14 9:06am

Byron Scott Says Cleveland Cavaliers Didn't Give Him A Fair Shake

On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired Byron Scott after three relatively miserable post-LeBron seasons. Scott was hired just before James took his talents to South Beach, and he was tasked with rebuilding a team that had just lost the best basketball player on the planet for virtually nothing in return. Over… »4/20/13 4:25pm4/20/13 4:25pm

Dan Gilbert: That Championship Guarantee "Probably Was Not the Most Brilliant Thing I've Ever Done In My Life"

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert now wishes he wouldn't have guaranteed his team would win an NBA title before LeBron James.

When James left Cleveland for Miami as a free agent in July 2010, Gilbert famously promised in a letter to disappointed Cleveland fans that his Cavs would win a championship before James got one…

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A Rigorous Taxonomy And Analysis Of Lucky Charms From The 2011 NBA Draft Lottery

The darling of the NBA draft lottery last week was a sickly imp in a bowtie. The year before that it was a sorrowful widow in pearls. How did this come to pass? You can thank superstition (although not me for bringing you this post a week late). Sadly, too many NBA teams and executives still ignore the occult and take… »5/23/11 5:25pm5/23/11 5:25pm

John Wall Also Knew The Cavs Were Going To Win The Lottery. HMM.

TrueHoop's Henry Abbott asks that we take a second look at this throwaway line from Harvey Araton's piece on Kyrie Irving in the New York Times today: "Tuesday night, John Wall — last year's first pick by Washington — whispered 'Cleveland' in [Irving's] ear before the cameras turned on." Hmm. HMM. [TrueHoop, New York… »5/19/11 6:10pm5/19/11 6:10pm