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Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson criticized Cleveland Cavaliers ...

7:23 p.m. CDT, July 11, 2010

Jesse Jackson criticized Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on Sunday, saying Gilbert sees LeBron James as a “runaway slave” and that the owner’s comments after the free-agent forward decided to join the Miami Heat put the player in danger.

Shortly after James announced his decision last week, Gilbert fired off an incendiary letter to Cleveland’s fans, ripping the 25-year-old and promising to deliver a title before James wins one. He called James’ decision “cowardly” and later told The Associated Press he believes James quit during a handful of Cavaliers playoff games.

“He has gotten a free pass,” Gilbert told the AP in a phone interview late Thursday night. “People have covered up for (James) for way too long. Tonight we saw who he really is.”

Jackson said Gilbert’s comments were “mean, arrogant and presumptuous.”

“He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers,” the reverend said in a release from his Chicago-based civil rights group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. “His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner employee relationship — between business partners — and LeBron honored his contract.”

Messages were left Sunday night seeking comment from Gilbert, the Cavaliers and James.

Jackson also called Gilbert’s comments an attack on all NBA players and said the owner should face a “challenge” from the league and the players’ association.

NBA spokesman Tim Frank declined comment.

from:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/chi-ap-bkn-gilbert-jessejac,0,184462.story

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Jesse Jackson was born on October 8th, 1941 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_jackson

October 8th

10 + 8 +2+0+0+9 = 29 = his personal year (from October 8th, 2009 to October 7th, 2010)

29 year + 7 (July) = 36 = his personal month (from July 8th, 2010 to August 7th, 2010) = Oppression.  Manager.

36 month + 11 (11th of the month on Sunday July 11th, 2010) = 47 = his personal day = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Jesse Jackson

1                  5

 

how he obstains/loses his heart’s desire = JN = 15 = Slaves.  Slavery.

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July 9, 2010, 1:10 am

Cleveland fans, you can still hold your heads high: The curse has been lifted!

Or so the Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert asserts, in an open letter to “Cleveland, all of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers supporters wherever you may be tonight.”

While some in the city and state that once hailed LeBron James as “king” burned his jerseys, Gilbert promised a much brighter future while simultaneously chastising and berating James for his “cowardly betrayal” of his hometown fans.

“But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called ‘curse’ on Cleveland, Ohio,” Gilbert wrote, noting that the “self-titled former ‘king” will be taking the bad luck and karma with him to South Beach.

With the “curse” on its way to Miami, Cleveland is now primed to win a championship, in Gilbert’s eyes. In all capital letters, in the middle of the letter, Gilbert made a vow to Cavaliers fans everywhere:

“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE.”

Cleveland, Gilbert says, won’t just live on, it will prosper. Its children won’t have the image of  a selfish role model draped over their arenas, and its front offices will be working harder than ever to win a championship against James.

James called the decision “tough” in his nationally televised interview with Jim Gray, claiming that he “never wanted to leave Cleveland,” but Gilbert doesn’t seem to believe him. In an interview with The Associated Press, Gilbert said that James gave far from his best effort in the 2010 playoffs.

”He quit,” Gilbert said. ”Not just in Game 5, but in Games 2, 4 and 6. Watch the tape. The Boston series was unlike anything in the history of sports for a superstar.”

While it probably didn’t shock too many fans in Cleveland, the reality of James’s exit was  clearly emotional. Gilbert probably realizes that the only way to resurrect and reaffirm Cleveland sports isn’t with another superstar signing. It’s with a championship.

But can Cleveland  win without James?

from:  http://offthedribble.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/09/gilbert-cavs-owner-calls-jamess-decision-a-betrayal/

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Dan Gilbert was born on January 17th, 1962 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Gilbert_(businessman)

January 17th, 1962

1 + 17 +1+9+6+2 = 36 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Managing.  Delegating.  Pressing onward.  Oppressive.  Crushed.  Megalomaniac.  Heavy-handed.  Shouldering a heavy burden.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.  Shrugging your shoulders.  Bending over backwards.  Throwing your weight around.  Abuse of power.  

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January 17th

1 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 21 = his personal year (from January 17th, 2010 to January 16th, 2011)

21 year + 6 (June) = 27 = his personal month (from June 17th, 2010 to July 16th, 2010)

27 month + 9 (9th of the month on Friday July 9th, 2010) = 36 = his personal day = Managing.  Delegating.  Pressing onward.  Oppressive.  Crushed.  Megalomaniac.  Heavy-handed.  Shouldering a heavy burden.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.  Shrugging your shoulders.  Bending over backwards.  Throwing your weight around.  Abuse of power.  

When his number (36 (1 + 17 +1+9+6+2 = 36)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So today is HIS day!!!

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