Best Cleveland Sports Owner

Dan Gilbert

The competition is weak: Randy Lerner refuses to talk about the Browns and seems more focused on Aston Villa, his English soccer investment, and the Dolans take body blows left and right from Indians fans desperate for some loosening of the purse strings. Still, Dan Gilbert is not only a model owner, he's becoming a model citizen. He's paid millions in luxury tax to ensure that LeBron is surrounded with enough talent to keep him in Cleveland, and for that, Cavs fans are thankful. He's also been steadfastly involved in the community, investing in its future and — whether or not you agree with his stance on Issue 3 — at least making it known that he's committed to the city. And that would be his second city, by the way. Nothing but love for our Detroit import. Grzegorek