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Resolutions for Detroit in 2012

Chris Zadorozny | Posted 03.19.2012 | Detroit
Chris Zadorozny

It is a brand new year for Metro Detroiters, and we can now put 2011 behind us. As we head into 2012, only a couple of weeks in, we have already received both good and bad news for the city.

Gasp! Dan Gilbert Buys Something That Isn't Downtown Detroit Building

Crain's Detroit Business | Posted 01.17.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has reportedly finalized a deal to buy what's believed to be a n...

Simone Landon

Dan Gilbert's Detroit Real Estate Deals Mark Ambitious Development Plan | Simone Landon | Posted 01.06.2012 | Detroit

Quicken Loans founder and chairman Dan Gilbert spent 2011 buying up Detroit skyscrapers, brownstones and parking lots to add to his portfolio of downt...

Cavs Owner Sent Commissioner Scathing Email On Chris Paul Trade

Posted 12.09.2011 | Sports

NBA teams in the Western Conference were understandably fearful of having to face a Lakers' backcourt featuring both Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul. How c...

Where are the NBA Superstars During the Lockout?

Thomas Alter | Posted 11.21.2011 | Sports
Thomas Alter

There's a lot of blame to go around for the train wreck that is the NBA right now, but we've heard nothing but publicist jargon from all of the NBA's stars so far.

Magic Johnson Comes to Detroit as Venture Capitalist

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Rabbi Jason Miller

Hopefully Magic Johnson will bring his magic to Detroit -- the same magic that won championships for the Los Angeles Lakers and helped turn Harlem around.

Cavs Owner Jabs LeBron After NBA Finals Loss

Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert didn't hesitate to take a shot at LeBron James after the Dallas Mavericks won their first NBA championship in fr...

Jordan Schultz

NBA Mock Draft 2011: Version 2.0 | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.03.2011 | Sports

We are now less than three weeks away from the June 23 NBA Draft and, with workouts in full effect, things are beginning to shape up. The Big 12 is...

Happiness Research Ranks Commuting Low: My Car-free Commute (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

The rewards associated with longer commutes -- a bigger house, a higher salary or better schools -- don't fully compensate for the sacrifices we end up making by working so far from home.

Quicken Loans Turns Success into a Philosophy

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Schmitt

Dan Gilbert has figured a few things out for us, one being it is possible to create a workforce that is positive in this economic climate. But it is not easy.

Why LeBron James Shouldn't Tweet Theological Statements

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

That tweet couldn't possibly have been received well no matter what happened.

Detroit 2.0: Is It Enough To Get Them To Stay?

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jason Schmitt

By and large, our education system sort of sucks. We are not educating the majority of Michiganders to be able to compete in the infrastructure that our new Michigan businesses demand.

Did NBA Owner Call LeBron An 'A-Hole'?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert appeared to take another shot at his former employee LeBron James last Thursday. Shortly after James said he b...

LeBron James Addresses Cavs Owner's Bitter Letter

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

MIAMI -- It didn't sound like LeBron James was hurt all that much by the bitter rant directed toward him by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. ...

LeBron James and the Real King's Throne In Chicago

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Derrick K. Baker

When he's winning and living a new king's life in South Florida, something tells me James won't exactly miss the unfulfilled dreams he chased with his former team.

Stupid is as Stupid Does

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jim Lichtman

Q: How many egos does it take to screw things up? A: In the case LeBron James' recent decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and play for the Mia...

Writing While Angry

Asra Q. Nomani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Asra Q. Nomani

I know a little something about meditating through anger when writing. It's easy to instantaneously express anger in electronic rants in this age of "digital maximalism."

LeBron James Dupes Cleveland for the Allure of South Beach

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

As a citizen I could give a rip about what James does. It's not like any of us are benefiting monetarily or otherwise from where he plays. But as a journalist and sports fan I have a huge issue with how James duped the city of Cleveland.

Cavs' Gilbert Was Right to Blast James. In Fact, He Didn't Go Far Enough

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andy Ostroy

In the wake of the NBA's free-agent frenzy, Lebron's behavior just gave folks like me religion; a reason to devoutly root for the Heat's colossal failure.

LeBron James and the Taste of Humble Pie

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

In a market downturn where 9.5 percent of people are unemployed, the coverage surrounding LeBron James can serve us a pie slice or three of that ol' religious virtue: humility.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Bob Sheppard passed away yesterday just three months shy of 100. In his first day as Yankees announcer in 1951, he called out the names Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams.

Jesse Jackson: Cleveland Owner Sees LeBron As 'Runaway Slave'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LeBron James might have left the Cavs for the Heat, but suddenly there's a lot more heat back in Cleveland. According to the Associated Press, the ...

Cavaliers Owner Seen Driving to Miami in Astronaut Diaper

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The Cavaliers owner was overheard muttering to himself, "If I can't have LeBron, no one can."

LeBron James vs. Dan Gilbert: Who Really Killed Cleveland?

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

If anyone has stabbed the people of Ohio in the back, it's not LeBron James: it's Dan Gilbert. And if we didn't understand why LeBron would want to leave his home town of Cleveland yesterday, we certainly get it now. Talk about a bad sport.

LeBron James Leaves Cleveland -- and a Petulant Owner -- Behind

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

Dan Gilbert's letter serves as Exhibit A for why knee-jerk reactions -- especially those made in anger -- are best expressed in private until a cooler, more rational course of action can be contemplated.