Found May 15, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:
Last night was big in the City of Cleveland with the opening of the State’s first casino, The Horseshoe Casino driven by Cavaliers’ owner, Dan Gilbert. Gilbert has a history of involving other local athletes in big events. Browns players are routinely seen court side at Cavs games and several Browns players even attended last [...]
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NBA Adds Dan Gilbert to Competition Committee

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TD and Craig on More Sports and Les Levine 5-15-2012

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