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With LeBron James a free agent again, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert makes "The... more »
Published July 11, 2014 130k views More Info »
Additional Credits
Additional Credits:
Cast
starring Pat O'Brien & Dink O'Neal
Crew
Director/Writer- Alex Richanbach
Writer- Jack Allison
Executive Producer- Alex Richanbach
Producer- Rachel Goldenberg, Jason Carden
Editor- Chris Poole
DP- Aaron Ulrich
Operator- Matt Sweeney
Sound- Ben Forman
Makeup- Emily Rae
PA- Eleanor Winkler

(opening show music plays)

> SO MR. GILBERT, WHAT'S NEW?
ANYTHING INTERESTING
GOING ON?

> NOPE (laughs).

> (laughs)

> NOTHING. JUST HANGING OUT.
(both laugh)

> I'M-I'M TRYING TO GET
LEBRON JAMES TO COME BACK
TO CLEVELAND. I'VE BEEN
EXTREMELY FOCUSED ON THAT.
YOU KNOW THAT'S THE FIRST
TIME I'VE LAUGHED IN MONTHS.

> SO WHAT DO YOU THINKS
BEEN THE BIGGEST HOLD UP IN
CONVINCING LEBRON TO COME
BACK TO CLEVELAND?

> I DON'T KNOW.
UH, MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH
THAT LETTER I WROTE HIM.

> YEAH, YOU'RE REFERRING TO UH,
WHAT I THOUGHT WAS
OUTRAGEOUS AND OFFENSIVE.
A LETTER YOU WROTE IN 2010
REFERRING TO LEBRON JAMES,
AS A HEARTLESS COWARD.

> THAT WAS THE LETTER.
THAT WOULD BE IT, YES.

> SO DAN, THE QUESTION ON
EVERYBODY'S MIND IS WILL
YOU APOLOGIZE?

> WELL, I'VE BEEN GIVING THAT
A LOT OF THOUGHT OVER THE PAST
FEW WEEKS, AND I THINK I'VE
COME TO A DECISION.

> AND WHAT IS
THAT DECISION?

> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT
FOR ME TO...
FIRST DISCUSS WHY I WROTE
THE LETTER IN COMIC SANS.

> I... I DON'T THINK
THAT'S IMPORTANT.

> THE REASON WHY I CHOSE
COMIC SANS WAS BECAUSE
THE LETTER WAS INTENDED TO
BE HUMOROUS. I MEAN WE WERE
SUPPOSED TO SHOW THAT THE
LETTER WAS LIKE A HILARIOUS
NEWSPAPER, CARTOON STRIP.
LIKE CATHY. YOU KNOW... (screams)

> NOT ONLY DID YOU CALL
LEBRON A COWARD BUT YOU
PERSONALLY GUARANTEED THAT
THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
WOULD WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE,
QUOTING, THAT SELF
TITLED, FORMER KING DOES.
NOW LEBRON HAS WON
CHAMPIONSHIPS. THE CAVS
HAVEN'T EVEN BEEN IN THE
PLAYOFFS SINCE HE LEFT.

> THAT'S NOT A QUESTION.

> YOU ALSO REFERRED TO HIM
AS DISLOYAL, A BETRAYER,
AND HEARTLESS.
I MEAN, THERE'S A LINE HERE,
SOME PEOPLE THINK
THEY SHOULD GO TO HEAVEN,
BUT NOT HAVE TO DIE TO GET
THERE. THAT'S (bleep) CREEPY.

> I AM THE BIGGER MAN,
AND IT TAKES A BIGGER MAN
IN THIS SITUATION.
I MEAN, I AM-- WELL, NOT LITERALLY.
LEBRON'S LIKE A GIANT.
I'M WHAT 5'8" ON A GOOD DAY,
BUT I'M A BIGGER MAN THAN
AN EGOTISTICAL COWARD WHO
TURNS HIS BACK ON THE
TOWN HE GREW UP IN.

> THIS IS NOT MUCH OF
AN APOLOGY SIR.

> WHAT ABOUT HIS APOLOGY? HUH?
I HAVEN'T HEARD
HIS APOLOGY YET.

> AND THAT WOULD BE FOR--

> FOR ALL THE
CHAMPIONSHIPS HE WON.

> ALRIGHT, LET'S WRAP
THIS THING UP, OK.

> (stammers) RE-RELAX.
JUST HAVE A SEAT.

> WAIT A MINUTE, YOU DON'T
TELL ME WHAT TO DO.
ALRIGHT. THAT'S HOW
IT WORKS HERE.

> ALRIGHT, I-I'M, PREPARED TO
APOLOGIZE TO LEBRON JAMES.
LEBRON, I'M SORRY THAT
YOU'RE SUCH A COWARD. TRAITOR--
(stammers) YOU-YOU TURNED YOUR BACK
ON ME, AND THAT YOU'RE A
BENEDICT ARNOLD--

> PARDON ME FOR A MINUTE.

> SURE.

> LEBRON, STAY IN MIAMI,
OR COME TO LOS ANGELES.
IT'S GREAT OUT HERE.

> FACE ME LIKE A MAN, JUDAS.

> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
COMING UP NEXT WEEK ON THE
SHOW, DONALD STERLING OPENS
UP TO ME. I'M PAT O'BRIEN.
THANKS FOR WATCHING.

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