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Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

Posted on: April 28, 2011 3:34 pm
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban responds to questions with profanity. Posted by Ben Golliver. mark-cuban

Last week, we noted that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he was hit by a projectile during Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Rose Garden.

The Portland Tribune sought more details regarding the incident from Cuban in a pre-game interview before Game 5 but all the paper received was a string of profanities. The newspaper's writer, Kerry Eggers, notes that Cuban delivered the profanity "with a wild look in his eyes."
“What the (expletive) does it matter?” he asked. “Does it make a damn bit of difference at this point?”
“Well, I …” I began.
“Does it make a damn bit of difference at this point?” Cuban repeated.
“You sound irritated by it,” I said.
“Yeah, because it’s a dumb-ass question,” he said. “What’s the point of bringing it up? Are you going to go find somebody? Are you going to hunt the person down? … Ask me a real question.”
Eggers notes that Cuban later apologized, explaining that he was tired of the same recycled questions. 
“It’s just the same ol’ (expletive) over and over,” he said. “The same thing comes up, the same bit of (expletive). So I apologize for being a jerk, but at least have some respect. Not repetitive, asking the same stuff over and over. That stuff’s been asked 50 times.”
Cuban has made no secret of his disdain for the media recently, comparing internet reporters to heroin junkies and threatening to revoke access to his team.

Whether or not Cuban has a point about the repetitious nature of questions, it goes without saying that this was not the proper response. Playing the "respect" card minutes after telling someone they just asked you a "dumb-ass question"? Right. 

It's disorienting to watch a man who is so quick to hold the media accountable for their actions be so unaccountable for his own. 
Category: NBA

Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 9:55 am

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

Poor Mr. Eggers. Did your feelings get hurt?  The reality is...if you'd read any of Mark's blog, you'd know he's not going to accept a half-ass "reporter" initiating a story...or attempting to.  His anger at Egger's attempt is absolutely equal to the level of stupidity at asking the question.  Furthermore, Mr. Golliver...your title could have been "Cuban meets resporter's repeatitive questions with profanity"...instead of attempting to skew the initial response of the reader.  Exactly the kind of stuff Mark discusses on his blog concerning internet reports.

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 8:42 am

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

All the media try ot do nowadays is stir up contrversy any- and everyway they can.  And I can see Cuban's point was already reported on, so be it.  What, was this reporter a cop?  Was he going to start an investigation and find the person?  Was there a lie detector in the future for Cuban?  If I am asking somebody about something, and the first response is what Cuban's was, I use my brain and think "this isn't going to be a positive line of inquiry, and really has zero bearing on two teams playing in the playoffs, so maybe I should ask questions that pertain to why we are here"....but no, not this tool.  Kudos to Cuban...I say ban all their nosey lying asses from every locker room.

Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 8:37 am

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

Kinda sad how Ben Golliver and the majority of the public still don't understand the real problem.

The Media is no longer concerned about asking intelligent questions that provoke any deep thought.
It's just tabloid sh*t that grabs ppl's attention nowadays.

this writer is just another sheep

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:13 am

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

Seems like "It does NOT make a D*MN bit of difference" now.

How much more detail could there be? Like what..was the object wet?... could you see the direction?.. was anyone on the grassy knoll?

Get real. It was a jerk question this late in the day. Dumb-ass in caps.

Kerry Eggers can now note the wild look on his own face as he figures out what to write about for the next few months. The team he covers is done. Or maybe not for him. Could Roy have played better?...Was Wallace really hurt?...Was Chris Johnson smart to slap the other team's star?...Who is Chris Johnson?

Wait,... that last one is a real question. As in what would make a D-league wonder think he should try to intimidate an NBA star? Who does he THINK he is?

Maybe Eggers can fill time getting that answer.

Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: April 28, 2011 7:47 pm

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

Funny as hell. If it had happened to someone else, he wouldve made fun of them, he wouldve had a few comments. Jackoff.

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