Kings minority owners have quietly explored ways to seize controlling interest from Ranadive, sources told The Vertical, but on this there is little recourse. Owning an NBA team has become almost bulletproof, with an owner-friendly CBA redirecting the money and billions in television revenue set to flow into the league’s coffers in the coming year. Ranadive’s mismanagement has set the rebuilding Kings back years, but that alone won’t be enough for anyone to remove him.
Tim MacMahon: Mark Cuban on the 2006 Finals: “I don’t think there’s any question that it will go down as the worst officiated Finals in the history of the game. I think the league would even agree with that. Maybe I’ll stop talking about it on the 10-year anniversary.”
Tim MacMahon: Mavs owner Mark Cuban says that when he sees Dwyane Wade thinks about the Finals the Mavs lost to the Heat, not the title Dallas won in Miami. “I think about Jack Nees. I think about Bennett Salvatore,” Cuban said, naming a couple of retired referees. “I think about 937 free throws.” Added Cuban: “It’s the only Finals where you had other players asking if it’s fixed. But you know I don’t hold 10-year grudges.”
Ethan J. Skolnick: Mark Cuban says he and Dwyane Wade have never spoken. That there was a chance at a video shoot after 2006 Finals & Wade walked by him. Mark Cuban also did go on to say that Wade will go down “as one of the greatest players of all time.”
The Suns will miss the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year this season and Marcus Morris has joked that Sarver, their owner since 2004, “should fire himself.” “I like Jeff as a person, Jeff is a great guy, a good coach,” Marcus Morris said. “I don’t think it was too much him, and things like that. I think it was the organization in general.”