Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I think its more of the star players demanding to go to a few teams. I heard an email read on the radio this morning from Dan Gilbert to the commish. He was complaining about the trade but also made a very important point. He said something to the extent why don't we just have 5 power teams and 25 Washington Generals. The way things are headed in the NBA you will have power teams in LA, NY, Boston, Miami, and Chicago. As of now the only promising team not located in a geographic population center is Oklahoma City. For the betterment of the league and all 30 owners they better hope the NBA doesn't continue to spiral down this path.
Dan Gilbert can complain all he want. The fact of the matter is, he had a once in a generation player, playing in his hometown, and wasn't able to put the pieces around him to convince him to stay. Larry Hughes? Mo Williams? Give me a break. The Cavs created their own mess. They were a poorly run franchise for several years. True, Gilbert showed up late to the show. But he pampered and showered LeBron with every need. He enabled him. And he put a poor product around him.
If Gilbert doesn't like the situation, he should get out of the league.