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Cavs owner Dan Gilbert tweets congratulations to Heat for NBA Finals win

By Ben Golliver | Blogger

This is what crow tastes like.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert famously guaranteed that his team would win an NBA championship before LeBron James and the Miami Heat after James "took his talents to South Beach" in 2010 saw his guarantee proven wrong on Thursday night, when the Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the 2012 NBA Finals in five games.

On July 8, 2010, after James announced that he was leaving for the Heat on a nationally-televised special dubbed "The Decision," Gilbert posted a lengthy letter that eviscerated James and guaranteeing that the Cavaliers would win a title before James.

"I personally guarantee that the Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA championship before the self-titled former 'King' wins one," Gilbert wrote, in all caps and comic sans font.

Shortly after Miami's Game 5 win, Gilbert tweeted a congratulatory message to the Heat, although he did not single out James by name.

"Great NBA season," Gilbert's tweet read. "Enjoyed playoffs. Congratulations to Miami & OKC for an exciting Finals. Back to work on next week's promising Cavs draft."

The Cavaliers finished the 2011-12 regular season in the Central Division basement with a record of 21-45 and hold the No. 4 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Cleveland also finished last in the Central Division in 2010-11 with a 19-63 record.

 
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