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Dan Gilbert is fined $100,000 for critical remarks about superstar LeBron James


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CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert got in another word about the messy, heartbreaking split with superstar LeBron James.

Gilbert promised it is his last one.

It had better be, or league commissioner David Stern could fine him another $100,000.

At the owners' meetings in Las Vegas, Stern fined Gilbert that amount for "inappropriate" comments about the two-time league most valuable player. James, a free agent, last week chose to join the Miami Heat rather than remain with the Cavaliers.

On Monday, Gilbert said he strongly disagrees with Rev. Jesse Jackson's criticism of his recent comments about James.

Shortly after James' announcement Thursday, Gilbert fired off an incendiary letter to Cavaliers fans, vilifying the 25-year-old and calling his decision to bolt Cleveland as "narcissistic" and "cowardly behavior." He also guaranteed Cleveland would win a title "BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE."

Gilbert took things a step further when he later told The Associated Press in a phone interview he felt James quit on the Cavaliers during the playoffs the past two years.

Jackson responded to Gilbert's remarks Sunday by saying the owner sees James as a "runaway slave."

In a statement released by the team, Gilbert tried to put an end to the issue.

"I strongly disagree with Rev. Jesse Jackson's recent comments and we are not going to engage in any related discussion on it," Gilbert said.

To bad Jackson can't be fined too.
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Slave-owner feels the lash.....


....fined the $100,000 dollars originally offered as a reward for the Tea Party/Black Congressman/Pelosi-Croquet Mallet incident.


That they are still investigatin'.....

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