On Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts in Independence, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert spent around 20 minutes with the local media – wrapping up the squad’s recent season, looking ahead to this month’s NBA Lottery and touching on his new Horseshoe Casino, set to open its downtown doors within the week.

In that 20-minute span, he showed why Clevelanders – including the assembled media – can’t help but love the guy.

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