HoopsHype Mark Cuban rumors

November 6, 2014 Updates

During the Donald Sterling situation, did you ever empathize with him? Did you ever think to yourself, "I've been in the news more than once for something I've said?" Mark Cuban: Did I empathize with him? Yes. Of course I did. This is an elderly man who grew up in a generation that is night-and-day in how it understood race and culture. And yes, I empathized with him because this was a conversation that took place in his kitchen and he had a right to expect privacy in his home. But none of that excused him from the rules of the NBA. He put the business of the NBA at risk. That is a situation that, while I have been fined, I have never found myself in and don't expect to. Rolling Stone

Mark Cuban: I loved D-Steve and never had a problem and didn't anticipate one. As far his arrest, it was for public intoxication. He wasn't driving. He was wandering. Or wobbling, I guess. As long as you aren't driving or in a position to inflict harm on someone, and over the age of 21, feel free to get as fucked-up as you please after you win a championship. I know I did. We have a team psychologist who spends time with all of our guys. While he won't divulge specifics, we do discuss whether or not there are red flags regarding a player's personal, professional or social life. We've had a functioning alcoholic on the team in the past and we put together plans and programs to help him. We've had other issues when we have asked the player to leave the team. Rolling Stone

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Mark Cuban had an interesting take on the competitive nature of the Western Conference before Saturday’s game. “I think there’s a realistic chance that 10 teams win 50 games in the West,” the owner said. Dallas Morning News

Cuban said: “When we came here that year he goes, ‘You’re going to win the championship. I already know it, I’m positive of it.’ “It was early in the season, and he goes, ‘If you win, do I get a ring?’ I said, ‘If we win, you’ll get a ring.’ ” On Saturday, Menzies was sporting the championship ring Cuban gave him after the Mavs indeed captured the 2011 title. It’s the same authentic ring Cuban gave his players, and it has Menzies’ name on it. “The only games I wear it are when the Mavericks play here,’’ said Menzies, who previously worked 17 years as a security guard for pop superstar Michael Jackson. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

October 31, 2014 Updates

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban joined KRLD-FM on Thursday. Here are some highlights from the interview. On the Chandler Parsons/Rick Carlisle weight issue: “It’s like telling your wife she looks fat in a dress. It was nothing. It was just coach. Chandler it wasn’t a big deal for him, but it got a lot of media attention so coach did the right thing and addressed it. I kind of laughed it off when it all happened and Chandler kind of laughed it off but it’s just the nature of the beast with media these days. It’s better to nip it in the bud than to have to answer it over and over and over again. Because you know there’s going to be people months, years, later that are going ask about stuff like that.” Dallas Morning News

October 30, 2014 Updates

Mark Cuban on Chandler Parsons: “You look at who he is as a player first, then you say, ‘OK, how are you going to get him? What happens to everybody else on the roster if we don’t get a player like that.’ If you just take him completely out of the equation, OK we have the team that we have. Maybe we have (Shawn Marion) and Vince (Carter) back. That’s the same team. We haven’t gotten any younger and now we’re in the position we’re even older and how are we going to get there? We always have our backs against the wall in how are we going to solve that problem? While some people said, ‘OK, well you paid too much’ … By the time this new TV comes up, he’s going to look cheap.” Dallas Morning News

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On NBA teams tanking to get a higher draft pick Mark Cuban: I don't see it as a good strategy. I don't feel comfortable with it. I think there's other ways to do it. Now, if nobody was doing it, then I would probably do it. But when six, seven or eight teams are doing it, I think it's a horrible strategy. If lots of teams are trying to race to the bottom to get the best draft pick, I'm not taking that strategy. Did you ever call out an owner for tanking? Mark Cuban: I tell you why I wouldn't call them out. I want as many teams as possible to tank. I got no problem with it, but overall I don't think it's great for the league. Dallas Morning News

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Carter appreciates that the Mavs didn’t pass on him at a time when his stock wasn’t high after disappointing stints in Orlando and Phoenix. “[Mark] Cuban believed in me in the beginning when I guess a lot of people felt like I was just done or couldn’t play anymore,” Carter said. “I just got better and better. A lot of guys think when you get to that age, how can you get better? But I think I got better. I fit with this team. I think it worked and coach made it work. I was just glad to be a part of it.” ESPN.com

Dallas -- nay, America -- has many good reasons to love Mark Cuban. He turned the Mavericks into NBA champions. He's the most accessible billionaire in the universe. He yells at terrible refs on our behalf and feuds with the Perots. He was a disruptor before disrupting was cool. But for all of Cuban's endearing qualities, let's be honest about something: He's really terrible at real estate. Dallas Observer

Four-and-a-half-years on, Cuban's shovel has yet to pierce the earth, and neighbors and everyone else have mostly forgotten about the grandiose promises. Even the government-subsidized apartments haven't been built, thanks to HUD's refusal to support the project. "Nobody's paying attention because that property's been over there vacant for over 100 years," says Betty Culbreath, the district's plan commissioner. She doesn't think Wonderview is dead, but she's never met with Cuban or his reps and there is no sign that activity is imminent Dallas Observer

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