When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, Dan Gilbert wrote a nasty letter in response.

Well, now that James has returned, and returned the Cavs to the NBA Finals, Gilbert has changed his tune. The proof? This totally real (note: totally not real) updated version of that infamous screed, which we at SportsNation recently "found."

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Samaje Perine burst onto the scene in 2014, rushing for 1,713 yards and 21 touchdowns as a true freshman for the Oklahoma Sooners.

Perhaps this is a reason:

All right, so you don't run with your arms. But there's a good chance those ridiculous biceps intimidated some defenders into submission.

(Well, maybe not Shawn Oakman.)

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Brandon Moss crushed the 100th home run of his career during the fourth inning of Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Kansas City.

That was the good news.

The bad news?

He's about to pay a hefty price to add that memento to his trophy room -- and it's not because of a greedy fan.

Moss' milestone blast proved serendipitous for the Indians bullpen staff, the culprits responsible for this exorbitant list of demands.

On the bright side, at least Moss can wrap up the majority of his shopping in one trip to the Apple Store.

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LeBron James might have led the Miami Heat to two titles and a string of four straight NBA Finals appearances, but that doesn't mean the Sunshine State is entirely in the King's corner.

We asked two questions recently to SportsNation regarding LeBron, and while some states -- particularly the home of his Cleveland Cavaliers -- voted in his favor, Florida went the other direction on both (results as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday).

First, after Bill Russell beat out LeBron on a graphic as the "best player to wear No. 6" ...

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Then, after Shaquille O'Neal said he would choose Kobe Bryant over LeBron in their primes ...

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It must be said that the South Florida region accounts for less than one-third of the state's population, according to 2014 estimates. So a county-by-county breakdown might see LeBron carry Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach but lose significantly elsewhere. Also, those are significantly small samples -- perhaps a few thousand more votes would change things.

Still, those are significant margins in both Russell's and Kobe's favor.

In other words: That's unseasonably cold, Florida.

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Kobe Bryant and LeBron James AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

With LeBron James trying to win a third NBA championship, there's been a lot of talk about his place in NBA history. Last week, Bill Laimbeer said he'd take LeBron over Michael Jordan, but Laimbeer only ever got the chance to play against one of them.

Shaquille O'Neal is in a different position when it comes to LeBron and Kobe Bryant. Shaq played with and against both players, giving him a unique perspective on their strengths and weaknesses. When he joined "The Dan Patrick Show on Monday," Shaq was asked which player in his prime he'd rather take. 

"I played with both of them," Shaq said. "Kobe has that killer instinct. I'll probably have to go with Kobe. That's not a knock against LeBron."

That might come as a bit of a surprise considering Shaq and Kobe's often-contentious relationship. But his choice of Kobe over LeBron came with a disclaimer.

"Does LeBron not have that killer instinct?" Patrick asked.

"Yes, he does," Shaq said. "A lot of people try to compare him to Mike [Jordan], when he's more like Magic [Johnson]. When he needs to take over the game, he will. He's really, really smart, very intelligent, he lets the game come to him, and he relies on others. Magic relied on others, it worked out for him. LeBron has relied on others these past five years, it's worked out for him."

"Hopefully it works out for him in the Finals," he added.

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