Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert hospitalized after suffering stroke

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Dan Gilbert has owned the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/cleveland/" data-ylk="slk:Cavaliers">Cavaliers</a> since 2005. (AP)
Dan Gilbert has owned the Cavaliers since 2005. (AP)

Update: Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert remains hospitalized after suffering a stroke while at the hospital on Sunday, according to a release from the Cavaliers.

Per the release, Gilbert, 57, was not feeling well on Sunday when he was taken to the hospital. While at the hospital, he suffered a stroke and moved into the ICU to recover.

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He is currently awake and responsive.

“Dan Gilbert and his family are grateful for the outpouring of support following the news of his hospitalization early Sunday,” reads part of the statement from Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner.

“Our collective thoughts and prayers remain with Dan for a speedy recovery.

Original story: Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was hospitalized early Sunday morning with stroke symptoms, according to The Detroit News. His diagnosis and prognosis are currently unknown.

Gilbert, who amassed his fortune as the founder of mortgage lender Quicken Loans, was reportedly admitted to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital. He appears to not currently be in critical condition:

"He received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably," said a statement issued by the Quicken Loans family of companies following inquiries from The News. "Our collective thoughts and prayers are with Dan for a speedy recovery."

The 57-year-old Gilbert has owned the Cavaliers since 2005 and has since become one of the most widely known owners in the league, mainly due to his relationship with LeBron James. His infamous letter written when James left the team for the Miami Heat remains a seminal moment for all involved, but the two have since seemed to bury the hatchet.

More recently, Gilbert raised some eyebrows with comments about the Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving trade, but that’s been par for the course with his ownership style for a while.

Gilbert also occupies a special place in Detroit, as he famously moved Quicken Loans’ company headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. Thousands of Quicken Employees now occupy the city, making the company one of the area’s biggest employers.

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