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Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert slots in at No. 118 on Forbes’ Richest Americans list for 2013. Coming in at No. 250 one year ago, this move represents a 132-slot increase. Gilbert, 51, is estimated to be worth $3.9 billion. While Forbes lists his wealth as “self-made” due to his ownership of Quicken Loans, the entreprenurial Michigan native owns Cleveland’s NBA franchise as well as the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), Cleveland Gladiators (Arena Football), and the Canton Charge (NBDL). The chairman of Rock Gaming, Gilbert’s group also owns the Horesehoe Casino which opened in Cleveland back in 2012. His Cincinnati-based casino opened several months later. In a recent piece by Sports On Earth’s Will Leitch, it was stated that the city of Cleveland (and other economically burdened areas) need more individuals like Dan Gilbert. “Gilbert’s stamp on downtown is unmistakable,” writes Leitch. “There is of course his Quicken Loans Arena — or “The Q,” as it’s listed on directional street signs around town — right across the street from Progressive Field; the two edifices even share a plaza. The biggest casino in town is Gilbert’s Horseshoe Casino, which several locals told this non-gambler is “much nicer than it probably had to be.” Gilbert is also renowned for helping build up the local tech scene, regularly investing in local businesses, particularly if they agree to have their offices downtown, through his company Bizdom. [...] Every city that’s struggling, that’s trying to get back on its feet, that’s trying to make its downtown matter again, it, in part, needs a private benefactor: Someone who believes in the city. You need a billionaire. Cleveland’s is Dan Gilbert.”  Ohioans who made Forbes’ list include New Albany’s Leslie Wexner, whose $5.7 billion rank him 73rd overall; Brookville’s Clayton Mathile whose pet food company has netted him roughly $2 billion and the 273rd spot; and Catherine Lozick of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, who inherited roughly $1.7 billion once rooted in manufacturing. [Related: Scott Raab discusses the Tribe, Browns, the end of Chief Wahoo and Sigur Ros]

Dan Gilbert questions Browns trade

Earlier today, we posted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s thoughts on the Cleveland Browns trading Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. As you might figure, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert decided to chime in with his thoughts on the realm of Twitter: Not much time to follow NFL lately. What motivates @Browns to trade promising 2012 3rd pick for likely...

Andrew Bynum might not be ready for training camp

To this point, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been extremely vague regarding the status of offseason acquisition Andrew Bynum. While Bynum has said that he expects to return to the court this season, he’s yet to throw a specific return date out there. As training camp approaches, Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer reports it remains unclear if Bynum will in fact be ready to go for...

Tyler Zeller gains weight thanks to donuts

When rookies reach the NBA, inevitably the general concern is that they all lack size and need to put on some weight. More specifically muscle weight. College weight training programs simply cannot compare to the strength and conditioning available to NBA players. Not to mention the ample amounts of time freed up without school as a nasty distraction. So how is a young player supposed...

NBA News: Andrew Bynum could miss entire preseason

Though Cavaliers training camp is set to tip off within the next few weeks, Cleveland fans may have to be patient if they’re looking for news on free agent center Andrew Bynum. A report from FOX Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico says that Bynum, still rehabilitating from knee surgery, is “nowhere near ready” and may miss the entire preseason. This summer, Bynum signed a two-year, team...

Cavaliers 'Not Counting' On LeBron Returning

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The Cleveland Cavaliers Will Sink Or Swim Based On Andrew Bynum

We saw this exact story last year, the Philadelphia 76ers looked like a team with playoff aspirations, but those hopes were quickly evaporated when Andrew Bynum continued to have setbacks with his injuries. He ended up missing the entire year, and the Cleveland Cavaliers signed him this offseason. Much like last season, the Cavaliers playoff ...The post The Cleveland Cavaliers Will...

Anthony Bennett Expected To Be Ready For Start Of Training Camp

Anthony Bennett has spent a lot of time working out at the Cleveland Cavaliers' practice facility this offseason. Bennett was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and is rehabbing a shoulder injury. Bennett is on track to be ready for the start of training camp.

Report: Andrew Bynum ‘Nowhere Near Ready,’ Likely to Miss Entire Preseason for Cavaliers

Here’s absolute shocker: It looks unlikely that Andrew Bynum will be ready for the start of training camp this season. Bynum, who missed all of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers as a result of injuries to both knees, is “nowhere near ready” to returning and is likely to miss the entire preseason, FOX Sports reports. The Cleveland Cavaliers are said to not be concerned...

Andrew Bynum Likely To Miss Entire Preseason

Andrew Bynum is likely to miss the entire preseason as he continues to deal with his return from various knee injuries. The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Bynum this offseason and is "nowhere near ready," according to a source.

Andrew Bynum not expected to play for the Cavs in preseason

Shocking news here, Andrew Bynum is not expected to be ready to take the court in preseason for the Cleveland Cavaliers due to lingering knee issues. The Cavs haven’t set a specific timetable for Bynum’s return to actual game action — but they do have a plan. It’s to make sure Bynum is completely healthy before he ever puts on a uniform. In other words, the Cavs won...

Andrew Bynum is Nowhere Near Ready to Play

There’s been no timetable put on Bynum’s return, but we do know the 7-footer is nowhere near ready. Its likely that Bynum will miss the entire preseason and could miss some of the regular season. Training camp begins Oct. 1, with the Cavs’ first preseason game a week later (vs. the Milwaukee Bucks). One source familiar with Bynum’s progress told FOX Sports Ohio that Bynum...

Report: Andrew Bynum ‘Nowhere Near Ready’, Likely To Miss Entire Preseason

Andrew Bynum missed the entire 2012-13 NBA season with the Philadelphia Sixers and the new Cavs center could be out for longer. According to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio, the 25-year-old is “nowhere near ready” and is likely to miss the entire preseason with Cleveland. Training camp begins Oct. 1, with the Cavs’ first preseason game a week later (vs. the Milwaukee Bucks)...

Cavs' Bynum still not quite ready for game action

With training camp less than two weeks away the Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to be without their biggest offseason acquisition. But don’t panic Andrew Bynum fans. No one expected the 7-footer to sprint at the start. Not after missing all of last season in Philadelphia with knee issues. The Cavs haven't set a specific timetable for Bynum’s return to actual game action...

Andrew Bynum is reportedly nowhere near ready for the NBA season

From Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio: “One source familiar with [Andrew] Bynum’s progress told FOX Sports Ohio that Bynum is nowhere near ready and is likely to miss the entire preseason. He could, however, give it a go early in the regular season, if not for the opener Oct. 30 vs. the Brooklyn Nets.” Related posts: The Philadelphia Sixers have insurance that will pay Andrew...
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