Saturday , Sep , 17 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Dan Gilbert Thinks Bloggers are ‘Sad and Pathetic’

Dan Gilbert took to Twitter to deny he helped derail collective bargaining agreement negotiations. "Some of these NBA ‘bloggissists’ flat-out make stuff up and then try to dupe readers into believing their fiction is real. Sad & pathetic," Gilbert wrote.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: At least Dan Gilbert didn’t write a venom-laced letter and publish it on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ website.

The always outspoken owner of the Cavaliers didn’t like reports he was responsible for the impasse between players and owners at Tuesday’s bargaining session.

So Gilbert responded, calling the speculation by bloggers ‘sad and pathetic’.

The loan tsar is ripe for criticism on many things, however, he’s not responsible for the breakdown in negotiations. The players were overly optimistic about finding a quick solution; the owners are determined to get a hard cap.

The league’s issues are far greater than Gilbert. He was just a convenient scapegoat for what happened on Tuesday..

–Oly Sandor

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