In 2010 LeBron James made “The Announcement” and the sports world lost their proverbial minds. Scenes from Cleveland showed them burning his jersey in effigy and the Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, wrote a scathing letter damn near accusing him of Bitchassness (though the actual language was “ selfishness and cowardly betrayal”) and claiming, among other things, he personally guaranteed Cleveland would win a title before the self anointed King.
Over the next four years in Miami LeBron made four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, winning two championships. The Cavaliers had won 61 and 66 games in LeBron’s final two years prior to his departure. The next four years they won 19, 21, 24 and 33 games respectively. Needless to say Gilbert was not able to deliver on that personal guarantee. LeBron then made a triumphant return to Dan Gilbert’s Cavs, appearing in two consecutive Finals and winning the championship, the city’s first, of any kind, in over fifty years this past June. READ MORE