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As rumors of a potential return to Cleveland for LeBron James heated up this morning, everyone took notice that the Cavs removed the infamous letter that Dan Gilbert wrote in the aftermath of LeBron choosing the Heat in 2010.  So what does this mean?!  Did it just disappear?!  Hit the jump for details…






…However, with James back on the market and the Cavaliers reportedly in the mix to sign the all-time great, things are a little bit different. In fact, that angry letter had stayed on the Cavs’ website for almost exactly four years and was still on the site as recently as Sunday night. However, as of Monday morning, the letters finally seems to have disappeared.

Gilbert didn’t pull any punches in that letter, either. He chastised James after the Ohio native not only left Cleveland but did so in a highly publicized way with “The Decision” TV special.

Surely this disappearing letter is more than just a coincidence. ESPN.com reported that other teams feel there will be plenty of work to do in repairing the rift between Gilbert and James. It’s possible that James is still upset about that letter, even as he mulls a potential return to his home state.


The Cavaliers say the letter was removed a long time ago.

“The letter was removed years ago from the Cavs.com website, but over the last week, it was discovered that it still existed from this external link to a stagnant archived page,” A Cavs spokesperson told SB Nation. “It was on the content management system platform that was used back in 2010.”