Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert took a shot at Lebron James after James lost the NBA finals to the Dallas Mavericks.
In a twitter message shortly after the game, Gilbert made the following statement:
Congrats to Mark C.&entire Mavs org. Mavs NEVER stopped & now entire franchise gets rings. Old Lesson for all:There are NO SHORTCUTS. NONE.
The message, though congratulatory of the Mavericks, was an obvious message to James alluding to the fact that James left the Cavaliers organization for the Miami Heat last summer.
James' move to Miami was infamously announced last summer in an ESPN broadcast dubbed The Decision, where James said that he will take my talents to South Beach.
The Miami Heat attempted to win the title by combining the talents of James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh to form a supposedly unstoppable trio.
Gilbert's message alluded to James' departure from the Cavaliers to the Heat, as an attempt to shortcut the process to building a title winning franchise.
The Mavericks were perennial losers in the NBA playoffs, who even lost the 2006 NBA finals to the same Miami Heat led by Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal, finally broke through.
This year's Miami Heat team struggled through the early part of the season, but finished with the third-best record in the league and cruised to the NBA finals.
However, the Mavericks, led by Dirk Nowitzki won the final three games of the series to win the series 4-2 and give the franchise its first NBA title.