Book: Dan Gilbert refused to say LeBron James’ name in meetings for years after The Decision
But rock bottom lasted far longer than the night of The Decision and Gilbert’s infamous letter.
“Return of the King” by Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin:
That’s some deep-seated resentment, something not merely stemming from the passion of a single night.
LeBron’s and Gilbert’s relationship still has rockiness, but they came together to win a championship and are pursuing another. LeBron provides on-court excellence, and Gilbert spends big. It’s a fruitful combination, no matter the animosity that preceded it.
But it’s still a wonder they reconciled at all.
Disclosure: I received a promotional copy of “Return of the King.”