View Full Version : Fathead, company owned by Dan Gilbert,cuts LeBron pics to $17.41,Benedict Arnold BDay

D Roses Bulls
07-09-2010, 05:04 PM
this just keeps going and going, lol very entertaining though

It didn't take long for Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to try and make a little money off LeBron James' departure from Cleveland for the Miami
Heat, even if it's only $17.41.

Fathead, a company owned by Gilbert that makes life-size vinyl wall graphics of professional athletes and cartoon characters, has put all their remaining Fatheads picturing King James in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform on sale. That's not surprising. What is surprising is that the company has priced the giant stickers at $17.41. Fatheads normally retail between $50 and $100.

Gilbert and his partners purchased Fathead in 2006.

What's the significance of $17.41? One of the most notorious traitors in American history, Benedict Arnold, was born in 1741. Arnold was a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, but joined the British Army in 1780.

LeBron, after spending seven years playing for his hometown team, announced on live television Thursday night that he was leaving for the
Heat, to form a "dream team" with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. This sparked reactions of anger and disappointment in Cleveland that probably rivaled their colonial counterparts.

Gilbert, infuriated that James bolted for South Beach in the middle of the night without giving him an explanation, took to the internet to vent his frustrations.

In a letter posted on the Cavaliers' official website, Gilbert tore his former star player apart, calling him "narcissistic" and "cowardly," while branding James' actions during his free agency as a "shameful display of selfishness and betrayal."

"I personally guarantee that the Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA championship before the self-title former 'King' wins one," Gilbert declared.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/2010/07/09/2010-07-09_fathead_company_owned_by_dan_gilbert_cuts_lebro n_james_pics_to_1741_benedict_arn.html

GSW Hoops
07-09-2010, 05:05 PM
That was posted earlier this morning.