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`Comic Sans' Font Sticks It To LeBron James

Dear <B>LeBron,</B> the <B>Cleveland Cavaliers</B> think you suck.

Dear LeBron, the Cleveland Cavaliers think you suck.

Monday, July 12, 2010 0:47 GMT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A strongly-worded letter in a completely stupid font can really stick it to a person.

LeBron James has angered many with his decision to join the Miami Heat, especially the owner of his former Cleveland Cavaliers team, Dan Gilbert.

Gilbert recently issued a public statement to Cavalier fans bashing James for his “disloyalty” written entirely in Comic Sans font.

The odd choice in typeface leaves font expert Ian Conrad of PapyrusWatch.com confused, since Comic Sans is typically used in children’s books.

He says it’s possible that Gilbert was hoping to demean King James as being childish by choosing to use Comic Sans.

Conrad explains, “It’s important to choose the right font in a strong letter. You don’t have to go overboard but there are certainly appropriate and inappropriate fonts.”

However, he’s not sure if the “harsh” letter was “extra dick-y” as a result of the typeface.

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