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Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:04 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 2:16 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

MIAMI -- You just knew Mark Cuban would have to do something big, something different for the Dallas Mavericks first championship. His first two orders as trophy holder: The parade's on me and we're doing something better than rings.

Via ESPN Dallas:
Mark Cuban said championship parades and title rings just aren't his style, but the 2010-11 NBA champions will be riding floats through the streets of Dallas very soon.

And Cuban said he's picking up the tab.

"We'll do it," Cuban said early Monday morning. "All I told them was -- Terdema Ussery, our president -- you plan the parade. I'll pay for it because I don't think it's right for the city to have to pay for it. And let's just have some fun."

Remember all the problems last year in Los Angeles when the Lakers couldn't figure out what to do with the parade? It was going to cost the city millions and there was debate whether or not the team would have it. Cuban, being the completely awesome guy that he is, just said, "I've got it you guys." Say what you will about Cuban, but he's a terrific owner. 

Then Cuban talked about the hardware. But he doesn't want to go the traditional route.

"I might not get rings," the Mavs' billionaire owner told NBATV. "Rings are old school. You've seen it before: There's guys who pick up the sweats and towels and they have these big, blingy rings. I'm like, 'Rings are done. It's time to take it to the next level.'"

If not rings, then what? Championship belts? Crowns? Necklaces? Golden sceptres? I wouldn't expect anything less from Cuban because, well, he's Mark Cuban.

But you know, if you don't get Dirk a ring, then how are Dallas fans supposed to win arguments now? They won't have the "Yeah but he's got a ring!!!" argument. I guess they'll just have to say, "Dirk is a top 10 player dude. He's got a sceptre now!" Actually, that's not all that bad.

Comments

Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Dear Mr. Cuban, Please buy the Minnesota Vikings. Thanks



Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Dear Mr. Cuban, Please buy the Minnesota Vikings. Thanks



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Compare Mark Cuban to Jerry Jones.  Cuban is going to pay for the parade, while Jones had the City of Arlington pay for most of his gaudy stadium, AND the interest.  One is all class, the other can't count seats.



Since: Jul 18, 2009
Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Doesnt matter what they use to signify their title... The word is not rings, its not bling, its not jewelry, its none of that. It called CHAMPIONSHIPS.... thats what matters. You dont need to flaunt it on your finger to know you got it. The result is what matters. congrats to a deserving team



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

So true!!  Wish he would buy the Piratres!



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

I like Mark Cuban alot, but no rings?! Thats a bit too much.

Rings arent old school, theyre TRADITION. How can you not have a CHAMPIONSHIP RING!?

I think maybe he's getting a bit ahead of himself with that. You just gotta have a CHAMPIONSHIP RING.

Oh well, guess we'll see what his great idea is...but i still say you just gotta have the traditional CHAMPIONSHIP RING.



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

@debo7apo1...considering the debacle the Mets have suffered away from the field, the team is actually playing decent.  Take your lame comments to another forum.  Sometime down the road, the Mets will have a legitimate owner.  Mets are only a couple of games from .500 baseball.  Considering the injuries, off-field issues, and personnel problems they've faced, I say their record is surprisingly better than what most "experts" say they would have at this point of the season. 



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Cuban is amazing.  We need more owners like this guy!



Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Wow. This is good news. Say what you want about Cuban and his antics (which I haven't seen him display as much in recent history) but this is truly a classy and selfless act on his part.



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Also; If Cuban ever finds himself wanting a football team, might I suggest my Redskins? We could use a guy that both has money AND knows how to properly spend it!


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