HoopsHype Mark Cuban rumors

July 10, 2014 Updates

Mark your clock at 1:02 a.m. — give or take a few minutes when Parsons actually signed the deal and Dallas emailed it to the Rockets. I figure Mark Cuban and Parsons didn’t celebrate until that was done. NBCSports.com

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"We're going to swing for the fences," Cuban said Saturday on 103.3 FM's "ESPN Dallas GameDay," his first interview since the Chandler trade. "I think some of these guys are opting out just to create leverage, and they'll go back. Then there's some that really want to go to different teams. We'll try to put ourselves in position to get them." ESPN.com

June 13, 2014 Updates

The legal system-abusing prankster who filed an insane lawsuit against Johnny Manziel has apparently struck again -- and this time, his target is Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. TMZ Sports has learned ... Cuban was sued in District Court in Northern Texas by someone claiming to be Lisa Lazzari ... the sister of former "Shark Tank" entrepreneur Lani Lazzari (owner of Simple Sugars body care company). In the suit, the plaintiff demands $15 MILLION and makes bogus and comically outrageous claims against Cuban. TMZ.com

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According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski: For the Rockets, there are two distinct advantages to letting Parsons into restricted free agency now. First, Houston is determined to clear the necessary salary cap space this summer to chase a third maximum contract free agent to join Dwight Howard and James Harden. Houston plans to pursue the major stars who could be available upon opting out of deals, including Miami's LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and New York's Carmelo Anthony, league sources said. Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki is expected to be a target too. "I don't pay attention to that," Cuban told SportsDay's Eddie Sefko, referencing the report. So don't fret, Mavericks fans. Nowitzki will be wearing a Mavericks uniform in 2014-15. Dallas Morning News

June 4, 2014 Updates

It turns out that Cuban was not just pulling a Trump when he said that Forbes magazine's January valuation of his Dallas Mavericks of $765 million was way too low. He told this newspaper that if someone offered him $765 for the team, he would "laugh at them." Forbes guesstimated the Mavs to be the 8th most valuable NBA team. The L.A. Clippers were 13th on the Forbes list with a value $575 million. Last Thursday, it was announced that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would buy the Clippers for $2 billion in the wake of the V. Stiviano/Donald Sterling unpleasantness. Dallas Morning News

June 2, 2014 Updates

Mark Cuban: Until you have waken up to headlines accusing you of wrong doing by the government or others you have no idea how Important due process is. Nov 2008 I found out I was being charged w Insider Trading by turning on @cnbc. ESPN couldn't cover it enough. They had it 100% Wrong. I went to a Mavs gm shortly thereafter and heard chants of "Insider Trading" the process matters. Ethics matter. #headlineporn doesn't. I looked at the bus that people were throwing me under and it had every major media logo on it. Twitter @mcuban

May 31, 2014 Updates

LeBron vs. Michael Jordan, who do you go with? Mark Cuban: I think they're a toss-up in terms of talent. But MJ had to play against a lot more physical defenses and he was still able to rise above. I think LeBron is so big and physical; I would have loved to see him battle it out against the Charles Oakleys and Rick Mahorns. It would have been amazing. But he hasn't had to face those types of throw-you-on-the-ground defenses. That's the only reason I give Michael the edge. Dallas Morning News

May 30, 2014 Updates

How are you going to vote on the Donald Sterling ownership issue? Mark Cuban: I don't know. If I think the ethical thing is to vote the other way of the 29 other guys, I will. I haven't made up my mind on anything because I don't know all the details. I'm not going to jump to conclusions. It's not fair to the process. Mess up the process and then he (Sterling) has a lawsuit forever. I'm not going to know until I hear the presentation (June 3). What he (Sterling) said was awful. It was horrific, it was racist. There's no place for it in the NBA, but it's not going to force me to make up my mind without hearing all the facts. When all this went down, I was probably the only owner that sat down with all my players and we discussed everything. Everything. Everybody's gotta be careful because everything has changed. And that's the slippery slope, part of the slippery slope I talked about. We're all going to be held to a different standard going forward. Dallas Morning News

May 28, 2014 Updates

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he regrets using the word “hoodie’’ during a recent interview with Inc. Magazine. Among other things, Cuban told the magazine that he would cross the street late at night if he saw a black kid wearing a hoodie, of a white kid with a bunch of tattoos. In an interview with TNT prior to Tuesday’s game between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, Cuban said: “I wouldn't use the same example -- that was a mistake. But I don't regret a single thing that I said; I stand behind it 100 percent. “Other than the examples I would say the exact same thing over again. I’m proud of the fact that it started a discussion on racism, I’m proud of the fact that it created this firestorm and got people thinking about themselves and how they approach it. I would do it again and I hope I get the chance to have this conversation many times.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Cuban said he apologized to the family of teenager Trayvon Martin for the “hoodie’’ remark. Martin was killed in February of 2012 while he was wearing a hoodie as he walked through a Sanford, Fla., neighborhood. “The reason I apologized is because I've met and spent time with his family and when I said it I hadn't considered that they might have to deal with all the media onslaught, and that's not fair to them,’’ Cuban said. “I know his brother, I tried to hire his brother, he's a super smart kid and he's going to do amazing things. “I hadn't considered the Martins, and I felt bad for that and so for that reason I owed them an apology. And let me be clear, no one asked me to apologize. I did it voluntarily because I made a mistake as far as the Martin family is concerned.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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