It’s no secret that LeBron James’ relationship with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is fractured. Earlier this year it was reported that LeBron was definitely leaving this offseason because can’t stand Gilbert, who is an avid supporter of President Trump.
Via Chris Sheridan of NJ.com
When the information was given to me, my source said: “The entire NBA knows it. The only people who don’t are the media.”
And as I mentioned in that pinned tweet, the reason for James’ pending departure is a relationship with ownership that is beyond repair.
So let’s take a look at what each of these guys stands for, put it together with the polarized political climate in the United States, and provide some additional clarity to skeptics, trolls, the NBA intelligensia, et al.
The No. 1 reason why this is going to happen is because Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is a huge Trump supporter; LeBron is not.
Tonight, after the Cavs won the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics the Internet noticed when James barely even acknowledged Gilbert’s presence as he made his way to the podium.