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Friday, January 9, 2009

Tip of cap to Gilbert

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

First of all, it took gall for the Portland Trail Blazers to send out an e-mail to all 30 teams in the league regarding the Darius Miles' situation.

Basically, it threatened the teams with litigation if any of them signed Miles.

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert doesn't take kindly to threats. He shot off an e-mail to the Blazers and said even though they had no intention of signing Miles - they've been there; done that - they didn't like the threat.

Don't be surprised if someone does sign Miles, which will screw the Blazers in a number of ways. It will prevent them from signing big-name talent this summer and also cause them to pay the luxury tax.

Actually, I wouldn't mind it if someone signed Miles to a 10-day contract just to see the Blazers squirm.

But my hats off to Gilbert. He stood up to the Blazers. He refuses to be bullied by anyone.


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