Found November 06, 2011 on
Portland Trail Blazers
I'm tired of writing this stuff. I really am. And you have got to be tired of reading it. How many different ways can I call these guys idiots?
But I'm starting to think I'm the idiot. Because I didn't see this coming.
Look at who has been pulling the strings. Alternately, we've seen Dan Gilbert, Rob Sarver, Paul Allen and now Michael Jordan as the ring-leaders and faces of the small-market hard-line group. When it comes to making decisions, these guys are among the league's worst.
Gilbert became the majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers near the beginning of the LeBron James era and created an atmosphere of capitulation to "King James." He cut the balls off Mike Brown because "no one was supposed to be confrontational with LeBron." Once LeBron took off, his ridiculous proclamations have become running jokes among fans and those who cover the sport.
Gilbert's team success was all a product of his superstar, just like ...
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If you think Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert is having an impact on downtown Detroit, you ought to see what he's doing in Cleveland.
Recently, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert (also owner of Quicken Loans) decided to ask NBA legend/Michigan State alum Magic Johnson to appear with him in an upcoming commercial for Quicken Loans.The commercial is supposed to pitch to the customer that they would get a free Android smart phone if they do a free loan home review with Quicken Loans and Magic helps deliver the...
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is perhaps the hawkiest of all hawk owners, a man who thinks he's not only entitled to profits no matter what he does with his franchise, but also loyalty from all his employees in any context. It's a bizarre and offputting approach to management in which an owner essentially works with his employees in the manner of a medieval feudal system....
Oh man, that’s beyond awkward. And what kind of person would I be if I did not pass it along to you, my dear readers? A person who doesn’t take advantage of an easy setup for a post, that’s the kind of person. Anyhoo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert somehow hoodwinked Magic Johnson into taking [...]
In some kind of lockout nightmare by Sterling Cooper Draper Price, Magic Johnson has teamed up with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. To shoot smart phones as if they were basketballs. And sell home loans. All done with extra cheese. It’s all part of a new Quicken Loans ad (that’s the company where Gilbert made enough…
According to ESPN, hardline owners such as Michael Jordan, Paul Allen and Herb Kohl are hoping that NBA players shoot down the 50/50 proposal, so that they can truly crush them with the next offer(s): “The deal, which the union sees as an ‘ultimatum’ offer, calls for players to receive anywhere between 49 and 51 percent of basketball-related income, but the group of displeased...
NBA owners and players met again on Saturday for over six hours - this time with federal mediator George Cohen present.
The sides are attempting to bridge the gap on how to split basketball-related income.
Hall of Famer and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan joined Portland Trail Blazers billionaire owner Paul Allen were also present. The duo is believed to be part of the hardliner...
.Gotta love these NBA CBA negotiations (tongue firmply placed in cheek). Really enjoying how acrimonious it's all getting. And at the forefront? Michael Jordan, hardline owner. A guy who seems to believe that the players should just shut up and play... funnily enough, a bit over a decade ago this was the same guy at the heart of another CBA discussion - but this time...
NEW YORK -- NBA owners and players are trying again to end the lockout before it can do further damage to an already-shortened schedule.They resumed negotiations Saturday with federal mediator George Cohen, who faced a difficult task in trying to help the sides close the financial gap that derailed talks again last week.The two sides met for more than five hours.Hall of Famer and...
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'Bama fan cries Saturday night. His girlfriend tried to console him. (Larry Brown Sports)
Earvin Johnson and Dan Gilbert team up for commercial/awkwardness. (Sportress of Blogtiude)
Crazy man yelling at trucks. (Double Viking)
Great reaction to the earthquake in Oklahoma on Saturday. (Sharapova's Thigh...
We know where James Dolan, Mark Cuban, Jerry Buss, and Micky Arison stand. And we certainly know where Dan Gilbert, Robert Sarver, Peter Holt, and Michael Jordan stand. But what about the rest of the NBA ownership? Media reports have been sorely lacking a “whip count” of where the owners land since negotiations have progressed…