Cleveland's Say Anything-Inspired Plan to Win Back LeBron James 

The stadium scene.
June 24 2014 3:26 PM

Cleveland's Plan to Win Back LeBron James

This is owner Dan Gilbert's "dare to be great" situation.

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According to sources close to the situation, upon hearing LeBron James had opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat—making him a free agent, again—Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert burst out of his office and called for the keys to his car. "This is my dare to be great situation," he was heard muttering, along with something about his heart and a pen, as he hightailed it out of the Cavs' facility.

The video above is a live look at the developing scene outside of James' Akron home. As far as we know, the authorities have not yet been alerted.

Andrew Bouvé is the co-executive producer for Slate video.

A.J. McCarthy is a Slate video blogger.

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