James Says Gilbert's Bitterness Makes His Decision Easier
It actually worked in James' favor. It made him feel even better about his tough decision this week to leave the Cavaliers after seven seasons to join the Miami Heat.
"To hear my former owner's comments, I absolutely know I made the right decision,'' James said Friday night during a press conference at American Airlines Arena.
Gilbert wrote an open letter to Cavaliers fans after James announced his decision Thursday night on national television, calling his decision, "a cowardly betrayal.'' He also called James "a former hero,'' taking shots at his self-serving manner in which he made the announcement.
"I don't really have a reaction to what Dan said,'' James continued. "When things hit the fan, you see a guy's true colors. I have no reaction because at the end of the day, Dan's comments won't stop me and my family from sleeping at night. It just won't do it. It's just going to make us powerful, more powerful.''