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    I do not think it is a matter of these guys milking attention, I think it is the media just going completely crazy. I haven't heard Melo or Lebron say a word.
    It's true they haven't spoke a word. There also not nearly naïve enough to know this wouldn't blow up the way it did. They could have controlled it much better. Especially for Cleveland who could get crushed again .

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    There are several Cavs fans that are very adamant the letter was taken down 3 years ago. They said the story about the Cavs finally taking the letter down was fabricated by someone from the Heat. They say a former Cavs employee confirmed the letter was taken down years ago.

    I have no source for this info and it may be completely false. I read in on a Cavs board.
    All I've seen is that the letter itself was removed, but that a link to the letter remained on the site. Could be wrong. That is just what I've heard.

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    I think we will hear the decision by the end of today

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    I've just never really seen a group of athletes who milk attention like this 2003 draft class of Lebron/Wade/Bosh/Melo.
    Ain't that the truth.

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    I could see Pat Riley doing something like this. There's some weird deal in the article trying to tie Lebron going to the Cavs and Gilbert to Donald Sterling. I didn't get that at all, its getting nasty... and dumber by the minute.

    "While league executives wait for James to make his announcement, many refuse to believe that he'll return to Cleveland to play for Gilbert. Some even believe it would be hypocritical after how powerfully James spoke out against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after racist comments by Sterling were made public in May"

    What does this mean???!?!?!?!?
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    Don't you have to think Wade had a pretty good idea at this point?

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    I could see Pat Riley doing something like this. There's some weird deal in the article trying to tie Lebron going to the Cavs and Gilbert to Donald Sterling. I didn't get that at all, its getting nasty... and dumber by the minute.

    "While league executives wait for James to make his announcement, many refuse to believe that he'll return to Cleveland to play for Gilbert. Some even believe it would be hypocritical after how powerfully James spoke out against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after racist comments by Sterling were made public in May"

    What does this mean???!?!?!?!?
    Yeah that line right there seems very much not from the LBJ camp. Then you have the comments and rumors that LBJ is upset with Miami over how he feels he is not given enough control. The whole thing is almost more bizarre than the decision at this point.

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    Don't you have to think Wade had a pretty good idea at this point?
    I guess not, if there's one person to believe it's Woj IMO

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    I could see Pat Riley doing something like this. There's some weird deal in the article trying to tie Lebron going to the Cavs and Gilbert to Donald Sterling. I didn't get that at all, its getting nasty... and dumber by the minute.

    "While league executives wait for James to make his announcement, many refuse to believe that he'll return to Cleveland to play for Gilbert. Some even believe it would be hypocritical after how powerfully James spoke out against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after racist comments by Sterling were made public in May"

    What does this mean???!?!?!?!?
    Man, that is a huge stretch.

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    All I've seen is that the letter itself was removed, but that a link to the letter remained on the site. Could be wrong. That is just what I've heard.
    From what I understand of it, the letter itself was taken down from the active site years ago. However, between the Decision and now, a new webpage replaced the site that was there previously, which is where the letter was stored, and through a quirk in the NBA content management system (because every team uses the same system), it was still alive. I heard that the Cavs had to contact the league office in New York in order to kill it for good.
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    I definitely think this part of it was planned.
    It will take the anger of the Cavs fans away from him and direct it to Gilbert when he announces he is staying in Miami
    Poor thinking on Lebron's part. Why keep Cleveland dangling this long only to disappoint them again. If the letter is an issue it should have eliminated Cleveland from the very beginning. This repeat rejection will hurt LeBron once again.

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    Yeah that line right there seems very much not from the LBJ camp. Then you have the comments and rumors that LBJ is upset with Miami over how he feels he is not given enough control. The whole thing is almost more bizarre than the decision at this point.
    Broussard should really rewrite that, it almost reads like Gilbert is racist as well. I don't even see a connection.

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    Broussard should really rewrite that, it almost reads like Gilbert is racist as well. I don't even see a connection.
    Broussard back pedaled from it on twitter about 15 minutes ago, but why he even included it in the first place is beyond me.

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    Time for CableKC to start calling him "LeIndecision".

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    Is "The Letter" really all that much worse than Riley's press conference, though?

    Also, it's been four years. I would hope that Gilbert has apologized to LeBron for it by now. If not, he needs to issue a public apology immediately, spin this back in LeBron's direction.

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    Look I'm all for Lebron taking his time, but at some point he's gotta make a decision. He is fast approaching that time. It is clear it has only really ever been between Miami and Cleveland so this should not drag on much longer. Yes, it's decision not to be taken lightly, but at this point he has now had 10 days. Many other people can make life altering decisions in that time, a guy who is being paid 100 million dollars to make that decision should be able to handle it as well.

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    Broussard should really rewrite that, it almost reads like Gilbert is racist as well. I don't even see a connection.
    Lots of people at the time thought that Dan Gilbert's letter had a bit of a bitter tone of a plantation owner chastising his freed slave.

    I'm not saying that I agree with that, but I remember the connection being made by either the Jason Whitlocks /Mike Wilbons / Steven A. Smiths of the "journalistic" world.
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    Broussard back pedaled from it on twitter about 15 minutes ago, but why he even included it in the first place is beyond me.
    To see if it would float? A trial balloon?

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    Lots of people at the time thought that Dan Gilbert's letter had a bit of a bitter tone of a plantation owner chastising his freed slave.

    I'm not saying that I agree with that, but I remember the connection being made by either the Jason Whitlocks /Mike Wilbons / Steven A. Smiths of the "journalistic" world.
    Lebron himself said in September of 2010 I believe that he felt race played a role in people's reaction to the decision, so that is probably what the comment is based in I would guess.

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    I guess not, if there's one person to believe it's Woj IMO
    I'm not saying Woj is lying. Just that Wade may not be telling him everything.

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    If Wade really is unsure, then wow. This is starting to pass "The Decision" in absurdness.

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    If Wade really is unsure, then wow. This is starting to pass "The Decision" in absurdness.
    I think it's gone past. The only thing absurd about the decision was the TV special. Otherwise it was pretty normal, Lebron met with teams, thought for a few days, then made his decision. This has been 10 days of a hostage situation basically.

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    Is "The Letter" really all that much worse than Riley's press conference, though?

    Also, it's been four years. I would hope that Gilbert has apologized to LeBron for it by now. If not, he needs to issue a public apology immediately, spin this back in LeBron's direction.
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