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Dan Gilbert STRONG reaction to Lebron’s betrayal

The Cavaliers owner didn’t wait long to issue a very strong statement calling Lebron’s action during the free agency and his “decision” as “cowardly betrayal”. He went also to promise Cavaliers fans an NBA championship before the self-proclaimed “king” get one.

Here is his statement which you can also read on Cavs.com:

Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;

As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.

This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his “decision” unlike anything ever “witnessed” in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.

Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us.

The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you.

There is so much more to tell you about the events of the recent past and our more than exciting future. Over the next several days and weeks, we will be communicating much of that to you.

You simply don’t deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.

You have given so much and deserve so much more.

In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight:

“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE”

You can take it to the bank.

If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to Cleveland, I can tell you that this shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own has shifted our “motivation” to previously unknown and previously never experienced levels.

Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there.

Sorry, but that’s simply not how it works.

This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown “chosen one” sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And “who” we would want them to grow-up to become.

But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called “curse” on Cleveland, Ohio.

The self-declared former “King” will be taking the “curse” with him down south. And until he does “right” by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.

Just watch.

Sleep well, Cleveland.

Tomorrow is a new and much brighter day….

I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only:

DELIVERING YOU the championship you have long deserved and is long overdue….

Dan Gilbert
Majority Owner
Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers Go Paperless

VeritixVeritix will become the exclusive ticket service provider for both primary and secondary market ticket sales for Quicken Loans Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters beginning October 1, 2009.

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is the majority owner of Veritix. Veritix’s patented Flash Seats® technology, which was launched by the Cavaliers as an exclusive benefit for season ticket holders in 2006

Ticketmaster had claimed in court that the use of Flash Seats as on online venue for season ticket holders to unload seats violated the club’s contract with Ticketmaster. U.S. District Judge Kate O’Malley agreed, although she left pending a countersuit by Flash Seats and the Cavs that claimed Ticketmaster was violating antitrust law.

All claims were resolved by the settlement. But details of the settlement between the Cavs and Ticketmaster have not been made public.

All fans can buy and re-sell tickets online, a feature was only available to season ticket holders when the services was first launched.

“Veritix is ahead of the industry curve and we’re very excited to offer the best ticket service in the business to our fans for both the primary and secondary ticket marketplaces,” said Len Komoroski, Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena president. “Soon, all of our fans, for the whole scope of events that happen at The Q, will be able to enjoy the Veritix Flash Seats technology and find out why our Cavs season ticket holders that have already used Flash Seats gave it an approval rating of over 98%.”

A fee will be charged for each ticket sold, but the amount has yet to be determined. Previously Flash Seats charged the ticket buyers around 20% fee of the buying price.

Fans can list their tickets up to the event start time. They can sell tickets at a set price and buyers have the option to counter offer or buy at the listed price.

Here are some of the benefits fans will receive with the new service:

  • Convenience of entering The Q with the swipe of a credit card or driver’s license
  • Eliminates worry of lost, stolen or counterfeit tickets
  • Tickets can be purchased digitally, so no need to print at home or stand in line for will call
  • Ability to transfer or sell single or season tickets instantly in the only authenticated, team–guaranteed online secondary marketplace
  • 24 hour support system

Veritix has contracts with a variety of venues and sports teams around the country, including the Pepsi Center in Denver – home to the Colorado Avalanche hockey team and the Denver Nuggets basketball team – and the Toyota Center in Houston – home to the Houston Rockets basketball team.

Dan Gilbert gets rowdy in a Bar Mitzvah

Dan GilbertIn a Bar Mitzvah event that took place last Saturday, it’s being reported that Dan Gilbert got into a minor physical altercation with his former Rock Financial employee David Hall.

“There have been rumors, since Hall’s abrupt departure from Rock Financial over a year ago, that there was friction between Gilbert and Hall. Mojo in the Morning, the morning radio show on 95.5 FM in Detroit, apparently has sources that were at the event Saturday night.

During a segment the show talks about what happened and tells their listeners that the friction between Gilbert and Hall came to a head during an altercation, with the two men getting into a physical confrontation. Security had to intervene to calm down the two.

Whatever happened between those two men that lead to the fallout, the bad feelings are probably intensified with the current state of the economy.” mLive.com