Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert Makes Dumb Joke About NBA Finals Loss, Gets ROASTED By Cavs Fans (TWEETS)
When you’re the owner of a sports franchise that is coming off a heartbreaking loss in the championship game or series, you should probably steer clear of joking about that loss for at least a full 2 to 3 months. Anything sooner than that is probably too soon for your team’s fan base, as Cavs owner Dan Gilbert learned on Monday.
While the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Summer League squad was busy beating up on the Golden State Warriors’ Summer League team, Gilbert thought it would be a good idea to post the following tweet:
Ok, series is 4-2. Let’s make it best of 9… pic.twitter.com/tVpHqJT6qv
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) July 11, 2017
Get it? The Warriors won the NBA Finals series, 4-1, but the Cavs were winning this meaningless Summer League game. So Gilbert thought it would be a good idea to (jokingly) propose that the two teams extend the series to a best-of-nine.
He was wrong.
Here’s how Cavs fans responded to Gilbert’s ill-advised joke:
Not a funny tweet
— Dan in Ctown (@Dan_in_CTOWN) July 11, 2017
— LeGreatestOfAllTime™ (@PrimeLeBron) July 11, 2017
don’t embarrass us any further plz
— Shaq Diesel (@Shaqalier) July 11, 2017
Congrats on the comment likes lol. But for real, how great would it be if he decided to sell the team?
— Andrew Baker (@ABaker_Sports) July 11, 2017
Hire a GM
— Dan Whitmyer (@dwhit110) July 11, 2017
Let’s hire a GM, how about that…everyone is laughing at us…we look like the most unstable, poorly run team in the NBA besides NY.
— BDubbs25 (@b_dubbs25) July 11, 2017
TT and Cedi for Melo. Get off your hands
— Tyler (@tyguy_216) July 11, 2017
Maybe if the franchise had stability in the front office, this would be funny. It doesn’t, so it’s not
— joe neill (@joe_neall) July 11, 2017
— TIMMY RODRIGUEZ (@T___ROD) July 11, 2017
Hire a damn GM, Napoleon
— Biz Marky (@waynekerrphelge) July 11, 2017
— ABDULLAH (@abdullah_KH93) July 11, 2017
The dude is Trump Lite. #hesnotbetterthananything
— jeneraljosh (@jeneraljosh) July 11, 2017
— Carlos (@carlo_el_loko) July 11, 2017
This tweet is brought to you by the letter… pic.twitter.com/VhKvlu8an0
— Eric (@e_baby_91) July 11, 2017
That’s it. Step down as owner and give me the money to run this team pic.twitter.com/mUHo8BvUbb
— Kathleen Maguire (@kat_maguire) July 11, 2017
Hold yourself accountable and take this pic.twitter.com/HYqEIBAM7X
— … (@Js4968128) July 11, 2017
Thats not funny get griff back or sell the team, or both please
— NBA CHAMPIONS (@Underrated_216) July 11, 2017
— SC (@CGreau) July 11, 2017
— Dennis (@eXtrudeBG) July 11, 2017
If Dan Gilbert wants to win back the Cavs’ fan base, it sounds like he’ll need to do less tweeting, and more hiring…like maybe a GM for starters?