Monday , Aug , 11 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Dan Gilbert: Talk of LeBron Leaving Is Empty

Dan Gilbert: Talk of LeBron Leaving Is EmptyDan Gilbert’s kids returned from camp Friday and immediately asked their father: Is LeBron James going to Europe?

The Cavs’ owner took a step back, said LeBron wasn’t going anywhere and asked where they heard that. Everyone, they told him, was talking about it.

This did not exactly thrill Gilbert. He has more or less shrugged off as offseason gossip the rumors of a Greek team paying James $50 million a year in 2010.

”The reason this thing is where it’s at,” Gilbert said, ”is that we’ve got a bunch of bored, East Coast sports writers who have nothing to do because the offseason is a few months away and the Olympics [hadn’t] started yet.”