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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Cavs owner unloads on 'former King'

By Jeff Caplan

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert delivered a harsh potrayal of departing superstar LeBron James in an open letter to Cavs fans on the team's web site. Gilbert writes: "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."

He calls James' decision to sign with the Miami Heat a "cowardly betrayal," and that James will be toting the Cleveland sports "curse with him down south."

Read Gilbert's full letter here.