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Smack / Nov 19, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says He Hopes Lakers “Suck Forever”

Mark Cuban

The rest of the league surely prefers when the Los Angeles Lakers field a poor team; they just aren’t as up front about it as Mark Cuban. Speaking on the “The Fred Roggin Show” of L.A.’s Beast 980, the Dallas Mavericks owner said that he hopes the purple-and-gold “suck forever.” Read More »

Smack / Nov 7, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Mark Cuban In Rolling Stone Interview: Billionaire Lifestyle Is “F****** Amazing”

Mark Cuban

We wish all NBA owners were like the Dallas Mavericks’ Mark Cuban. In an extremely candid interview with Rolling Stone, the 56 year-old billionaire touches on the “smart effort” of Dirk Nowitzki, his biggest personnel regret with the Mavs, and what would surprise outsiders about his lavish lifestyle. Read More »

Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Houston’s Daryl Morey Fires Back At Mark Cuban’s Chemistry Comments

Mark Cuban

The back-and-forth between inner-state rivals the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks got amped up over the summer when Chandler Parsons signed with the Mavs at the club, naturally, and Houston didn’t match. After Mavs owner Mark Cuban said in August Rockets general manager Daryl Morey didn’t compose his roster with any idea about chemistry , Morey fired back at Cuban telling Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski “Hey, if Mark believed so much in chemistry, he wouldn’t have busted up a title team for cap room.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 24, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Cuban On Tyson Chandler’s Longevity In Dallas: “I Learn From My Mistakes”

Tyson Chandler

The Dallas Mavericks came from nowhere to shock the NBA world and claim the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2011. But their reign at the top of the league was as fleeting as their championship run was unexpected. With perhaps too big an eye on the future, Mark Cuban opted against bringing his only title team back together for another run. The most influential and hotly debated departure? Tyson Chandler, who just happens to have been traded back to Dallas in June. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 19, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Howard’s Deal

Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard

When the Rockets declined their fourth-year option on Chandler Parsons in early June, the reaction was split whether they were making a mistake. Dallas’ three-year, $45 million offer sheet lured him away from Houston permanently, and many blamed GM Daryl Morey for making an unusual (for him) tactical mistake. But a new report makes it seem like Houston’s decision to forego Parsons’ fourth year, that would have meant paying him less than $1 million before he became an unrestricted free agent next summer, might have been tied to Dwight Howard‘s decision to sign with Houston in the summer of 2013 since agent Dan Fegan represents both players. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Tyson Chandler Says He’s Better Now Than In 2011

Tyson Chandler

After the Dallas Mavericks shocked the Miami Heat in 2011 by capturing their first championship in franchise history, owner Mark Cuban decided to let their defensive bulwark, Tyson Chandler, walk. Chandler signed a four-year, $47 million sign-and-trade that sent him to the Knicks so Cuban could avoid the dreaded luxury tax payments as part of the 2011 CBA while plotting a final title run before Dirk Nowitzki retired. Cuban brought Chandler back this summer in the Jose Calderon swap, and the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year says he’s even better than in 2011. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 11:15 am

Parsons Says He “Definitely Wanted To Be In Spain”

Chandler Parsons

New Mavericks wing Chandler Parsons was throwing out the first pitch of a Rangers game this month rather than suiting up for USA Basketball as they take on the world’s best in the FIBA World Cup in Spain. In a conversation with NBA.com’s Jeff Caplan, Parsons admits he “definitely wanted to be in Spain,” but thinks “it’s a blessing in disguise not making the USA Team.” Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Aug 14, 2014 / 11:00 am

Mark Cuban On Mavs: “The Moves We Made Will Take Us To The Next Level”

Mark Cuban

The Dallas Mavericks were very busy this summer. They re-acquired Tyson Chandler in a trade with the Knicks, and were able to get Chandler Parsons to sign a three-year offer sheet that the Rockets declined to match. Where exactly they stand in the Western Conference is an interesting question. Owner Mark Cuban is confident that they’ve added enough basketball IQ to take them to the next level. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News, Olympics / Aug 4, 2014 / 10:00 am

Adam Silver Does Not See “Major Shift” In NBA & Intl. Play After George Injury

Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Paul George

The scary compound leg fracture suffered by Paul George during Friday night’s USA Basketball Showcase means one of the best and most promising players in the league will miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season. It also raised doubts about the participation of NBA players in international events like the Olympics and this year’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. Except NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement to ESPN on Sunday night, PG’s injury is unlikely to produce a “major shift” in the NBA’s policies towards international competition. Read More »

Smack / Jul 28, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Fat Joe Almost Punched Mark Cuban Once At A Jordan Sneaker Auction

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban has never been shy about voicing his opinion or talking a little smack when he gets a chance. According to Fat Joe, he crossed paths with the Dallas Mavericks owner at a sneaker auction and almost knocked him out. Read More »