Dan Gilbert, the owner of Cleveland Cavaliers, says LeBron James is narcissistic for leaving the team behind. This is in relation to Lebron James deliberate transfer from Cleveland Cavaliers to Miami Heat joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.
Lebron James was quoted saying on ESPN:
"... the things that the Miami Heat franchise have done, to free up cap space and be able to put themselves in a position this summer to have all three of us, it was hard to turn down. Those are two great players, two of the greatest players that we have in this game today."
Gilbert also added that LebRon's move was a "cowardly betrayal" on his open letter to the Cavaliers fans.
This is how the open letter goes,
"Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;
As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.
This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his "decision" unlike anything ever "witnessed" in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.
Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us."
To read the full transcript of the open letter, please click here.
What exactly does the term "narcissistic" mean?
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterised by self-centredness, self-absorption and an inability to recognise their behaviour's effects on other people. People with narcissistic personality disorder won’t hesitate to take advantage of other people in order to achieve their goals, and will use people without the slightest regard for their feelings. Narcissists have an inflated sense of self and usually have an intense desire for admiration from other people.