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Gilbert fined $100,000 for using Comic Sans

Posted on: July 12, 2010 9:37 pm
Edited on: July 12, 2010 9:38 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Just kidding. But David Stern did say late Monday in a press conference that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has been fined $100,000 for his ranting letter about LeBron James' departure from Cleveland. Not for using the font though.

Stern called Gilbert's letter "extreme" and clearly didn't find the humor in the fact Gilbert wrote it in such a hilarious font.

If you don't recall, not long after LeBron's national television announcement, Gilbert popped off a heated letter on the official Cavaliers website , declaring LeBron an enemy of the state. Gilbert called LeBron's decision "narcissistic" and "cowardly." And as a cherry on top, he guaranteed the Cavs would win an NBA title "BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE." All caps Gilbert's emphasis, not mine.

Stern, who doesn't take these sort of things lightly, said it wasn't just the letter though that brought down the 100K hammer. Gilbert gave an interview to AP radio shortly after The Decision and called LeBron a quitter. Stern said that also played a factor in the number against Gilbert.

Gilbert also responded earlier in an official statement to Rev. Jesse Jackson's comments that basically compared Gilbert to a slave owner. Gilbert said, "I strongly disagree with Rev. Jesse Jackson's recent comments and we are not going to engage in any related discussion on it." 

Comments

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2010 10:28 pm
 

Gilbert fined $100,000 for using Comic Sans

WELL, I"m NOT A FAN OF JESSE , HE HAS A POINT.  THE OWNER , MAKES STATESMENTS LIKE[WE WILL WIN ACHAMPIONSHIP,WITOUT HIM,] WOW ;LET"S LOOK INTO TAT? DOES TAT MEAN U REALLY , WAS JUST MILKING THE COW ?SURROUNDING BRON WIT, JUST ENOUGH PLAYERS TO MAKE IT LOOK GOOD? BUT NOT ENOUGH 2 WIN IT ALL ,KNOWING TAT HE IS JUST GETTIN RICHER ,N RICHER, RIDING THE BACK OF BRON , AND BRON KNEW IT!  I MEAN IF THE STORIES R TRUE BOUT D.WEST N MO.WILL, Y  R THEY STILL ON THE TEAM, AND IF THEY NOT JUST THE  FACT THAT IT"S OUT N THE AIR Y  R THEY ? CAV"S FANS I THINK MAYBE U"ll BEN HOOD WINK?  WE ALL . WITNESSED THIS YOUNG KID GIVE HIS ALL , AND SOME OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED PLAYERS ,SLIDE BY ,DOING LI 2 NOTHING, OWNER MAKING ALL KIND OF WEIRD COMMENTS NOW ? Y WOULD""NT U DO ALL U COULD TO WIN WIT THE NATIVE SON? NOW TAT MONEY GONNA BE FUNNY/HMMMMM ? O (HE BEEN WANTIN 2 SAY THIS 4 A LONG TIME) J.JHICKSON WAS  ALL IT TOOK 2 GET AMARE IN A PACKAGE DEAL , BUT HE STILL ON ROSTER ? CAV"S FAN U NEED 2 LOOK IN UR HOUSE N SEE WATS REALLY GOOD?!!!!!


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