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Cuban in the news again

Posted on: January 15, 2009 5:32 pm

A week wouldn't be complete without Mark Cuban hitting the headlines. Welcome back to the news, Cubes. Congrats on the rare on-court, off-court, in-court trifecta. Not many guys in this league can do that.

On the court, Cuban is the subject of a league investigation stemming from a verbal confrontation he had with the Nuggets' J.R. Smith Tuesday night. Cuban was none too pleased with Smith's liberal use of elbows during the Nuggets' 99-97 victory over Cuban's Mavs. Cuban also was seen mouthing obscenities after Denver's Chauncey Billups made the deciding free throws with 2.2 seconds left following a questionable call against Dallas' Jason Terry. In the interest of fairness, evidently there is some question as to whether Cuban's expletives were directed at the officials -- as if there's any doubt.

Your humble bloghost interrupts this post to ask the following question: What, obcenities aren't allowed in the NBA anymore? Rasheed Wallace would've been banned from the league years ago ...

OK, I'm back. No story about an in-game screed by Cuban would be complete without video.

As for the off-court/in-court portion of Cuban's accomplishments, the billionaire owner's attorneys filed a motion to dismiss insider trading charges against him. The lawyers plan to argue that Cuban had no fiduciary responsibility to shareholders in the Canadian internet search company, in which he sold his ownership stake after learning that it would be diluted by a discounted public offering.

Read Cuban's thoughts on why he isn't buying the Cubs, why newspapers are irrelevant, the federal banking bailout, and maybe even basketball here.




Since: Apr 1, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2009 6:46 pm

Cuban in the news again

Give him the same punishment that the NBA gave those Detroit Piston fans who challenged players on the court.

Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 5:31 pm

Cuban in the news again

Maybe for a punishment he'll back and work at dairy queen for an entire month.

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2009 11:10 am

Cuban in the news again

Wish he was the Padres GM.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2009 11:10 pm

Cuban in the news again


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