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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: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Cuban needs to have the parade outside of Dallas.  Don't give these bastards from the city of Dallas any money or any party to get them money...they have totally tanked their school system in the name of special interest profiteering.  Dallas as a city sucks ass...its all the other cities around it that are supporting that crap hole.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

"Facts are stubburn things.  Just because you keep saying something completely fictitous, mere repititon won't make it come true."

True, skreffty,  and you should listen to yourself. You are still very wrong and you can't hide that clear fact that is right there in the article you pulled up.

Have to jump in here, skreffty, because you started this with "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."

jltexas was missing 3 zeros, not 1 zero plus some as you said. He also said that was less than 1/3 of stadium cost. Add the 3 zeros and change and that is correct.

Last time I did math, 325 million is less than 1/3 of 1.15 billion.

And the 150 million loan is to be repaid to NFL by Jerry Jones.

Jerry's bill is 1.15 bil minus 325 mil and 150 mil. That is 675 mil plus repayment of the 150 mil.

And, yes, NFL does take full control of stadium for Super Bowl. Jerry wanted to get record with his party pass (standing room) plan he used for season. NFL was the one who wanted all fans in seats and set up adding the temp seating. So, yes NFL had that part, God had the ice and north Texas had no snow plows. We had to borrow they from places that need them.

So the facts bear jltexas to have the correct idea. You are still wrong about Arlington paying for most of the stadium.

Dallas area has 2 involved owners that put up their money to win. Both rub people the wrong way at times and are said to be meddling. But both have title(s) and both will not change much. And to top it off, they like each other (at least in public) and like working together.

So don't try to think they are very different. When Cuban bought the Mavs he said he wanted to be a lot like Jerry (at that time it was still a very good thing) and he still sees himself that way, only a bit better. Time will tell
Math just ain't your thing.  If you don't see 325 MILLION as charity and welfare then you are smoking crack.  Now look at Cuban, he is paying for ALL of the parade. Not the parade less 325 MILLION.  Keep up.  It was Jerry Jones that sold seats that don't exist, not the league.  Jones himself admitted it.  So lets recap.  Cyban = stand up guy.  Jones = 325 MILLION welfare recipient (plus interest plus land).



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Cars.



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

You silly kids this is Cuban were talking about! I say they get national championship cards boys!

Then Dirk can drive in front of Wade's house and start coughing!



Since: May 2, 2011
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

first - screw pittsburgh - that's not where he made his billions - if he is from there, that's why he left....
second - m cuban is an awesome owner
third - maybe he should buy each player their own little island - that would be cool
fourth - losing couldn't have happened to a more deserved player - LBJ - so glad you lost you irrogant sob




Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Not being a Mavs or Miami fan, it feels right for Cuban to get the championship... as right as it feels for Kidd to get one...




Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

My vote is for golden crowns... since we all know who the will "king" is now!!!



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Please Mark Cuban,  find some way to buy the Dodgers or the A's. 



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

I'm thinking a big phat piece...a medallion of the Mavericks logo and the championship trophy...would be total sweetness.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Dallas Mavericks fans you and damn lucky to have an owner like this. I was cheering for you guys and Cuban because this is a an owner to cheer for. Took this team from the bottom up and never stopped believing in his guys. Hoped he would have bought the Astros but oh well. It's nice the title was brought back to Texas in any case. Congrats again.



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