Still Smarting Over Losing LeBron James, Cavaliers Open Probe Into Heat’s Potential Wrongdoing
December 2, 2010
(ChattahBox Sports News)—Basketball followers who thought the Cleveland Cavaliers had moved past their hurt over losing star player LeBron James to the Miami Heat last year couldn’t be more wrong. The Cavs have hired a high-powered law firm to research whether the Heat broke any NBA rules while trying to lure James to Miami, Yahoo Sports reports.
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert apparently intends to give the NBA commissioner a detailed report of evidence that he believes can prove that the Heat pursued James as early as 2009. This would be key because no Miami Heat representatives were allowed to discuss the circumstances of James’ moving to the Heat until after the start of free agency on July 1 of 2010, Yahoo Sports notes.
Penalties for breaking the rules could include fines, losses of draft picks, or front-office suspensions, Yahoo Sports reports.