INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says “nothing in the NBA surprises” him, so he was not shocked when superstar LeBron James said he could envision playing again for Cleveland.
When Miami visited Cleveland in February, James said a return to the Cavs “would be great” and he would not rule out it happening before his career ends.
Following a news conference at the Cavs’ training facility Wednesday, Gilbert was asked if he had forgiven James and said the “truth of the matter is July 11, 2010, we just started focusing on the future.”
That’s the date James announced in a nationally televised special that he was signing as a free agent with the Heat. Following James’ decision, Gilbert sent an email to Cavs fans in which he blistered James and promised Cleveland would win an title before the two-time MVP.