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First, the ESPN report, which Mavericks governor Mark Cuban strongly refuted, telling ESPN that “Luka has never suggested, asked, demanded or discussed changes to the roster.” Cuban also said that Doncic has a good relationship with general manager Nico Harrison, and that they speak almost daily. This was Doncic’s reaction to the report: “Obviously, I know, the people who are next to me, who I talk to, they know that’s not true. I didn’t say nothing about that. I talk to Nico. I talk to Fin [assistant GM Michael Finley] more than I used to. But that’s just not the way I talk to them. We have great communication and that just stays between us.”
The mural in Deep Ellum that captured the imagination and sentiment of many Mavericks fans, but also raised the ire of team governor Mark Cuban, is no more. Local artist Preston Pannek told The News on Tuesday that he has painted over his much publicized Luka Doncic “Please send help” mural, doing so at Doncic’s request. Pannek said that he and his wife, House of Pannek co-artist Adrienne Creasey-Pannek, will collaborate with Doncic on a replacement mural in the next few weeks.

Mark Cuban e-mails artist of mural showing Luka Doncic asking for help to tell him it's disrespectful

A new painting in Deep Ellum is causing quite a stir. On the side of St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin, a neighborhood bar and grill, muralist Preston Pannek hung a painting of Dallas Mavericks phenom Luka Doncic. Rather than just featuring a likeness of the Slovenian superstar, it includes a message. The painting shows Doncic holding a sign over his head that reads, “PLEASE SEND HELP,” with some of Doncic’s recent astonishing stat lines surrounding it. It’s a sentiment that many Mavericks fans have expressed this season. However, not everyone is happy with the artwork, most notably Mavericks’ governor Mark Cuban. “It’s disrespectful,” Cuban wrote in an email to Pannek, which the artist shared with Mavs Moneyball. “But it’s your choice to do what you want. If that’s the way you want to be a fan. Go for it.”