NBA News: Cleveland Cavaliers Fans Offer To Help Pay Owner Dan Gilbert's Fine

Is it just me or does this seem like a bad precedent?

Last week, Gilbert fired off his incendiary letter, ripping James’ decision as “a shameful display of selfishness and betrayal.” He called the MVP “narcissistic” and “self-promotional” and his words rang true with many fans. The Cavs have said that they have received thousands of emails and phone calls supporting Gilbert with some offering to help pay the $100,000 fine the NBA leveled against Gilbert.

Gilbert said he will be pay the fine himself, but he was very grateful for all of the support.

“The humbling offer by so many is another reflection of the strength of Cavs fans and the people who live and work in this region and are always the first to step up and have each other’s back,” Gilbert said. “I will pay this fine myself, but would be grateful and highly appreciative for any fan who redirects the dollars they kindly offered to contribute towards this fine to the Cavaliers Youth Fund, which will positively impact our region’s kids through the numerous local charitable groups the Cavaliers Youth Fund supports.”

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