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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: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Hey Mark........  Please come buy the Utah Jazz.......

Not much to do here in Utah, but the Chics are HOT!!!  Cool


P.S. 

Buy the Salt Lake Bee's, then force the MLB in to expansion........  LOL!!!



Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 5:36 pm
 

what a great story

too many owners are either corporate driven or literally corporations.  passion is part of the game.  the atlanta braves could use a guy like cuban - an actual person that cares about winning AND cares about the fans.  MLB desparately needs an owner like cuban.  well done!  well done indeed!



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: June 13, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

who cares



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: June 13, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Yeah that is true, I am glad for all the MAVS they certainly deserve it



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

LOL That`s just funny,begging to Cuban buy the Toronto Maple Leafs.Great idea, if you ever want a chance in hell of a winner,but i`m afraid the guy`s to smart and got to much class.The "fans" and media`d just turn on him too,same as they do everyone else with any class or brains ever involved with that bunch of losers.Hell,I`D even cheer for a Mark Cuban team,even if it WAS Toronto.Thank god it`d never happen ! 



Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Belt Buckles?



Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

IF DIKCHEAD DAN GILBERT WAS 25% THE MAN CUBAN IS, LEBRON WOULD HAVE NEVER LEFT.



Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: June 13, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

That's class right there.  But I agree with the previous posters.....gotta give them boys a well deserved ring!



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

If I were a betting man, I'd say Cuban has some sick BRACELETS in mind  .. kind of like they do for the WSOP winner.

And that would be pretty cool indeed.   Nice win Mavs!  



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Mark Cuban please buy the Toronto Maple Leafs.


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