Mark Cuban hates tradition. He's an innovator, in a multitude of ways, and so when he won the title, there was talk about ditching rings for something out of the box. But when Mavericks players expressd concern about that (no one wants to have to lug around a championship belt everywhere, for example), it appears Cuban has resolved to find a compromise. From the Dallas Morning News:
By "careful deliberation,'' we mean it probably came after one night of partying with the players after the Miami series. Back when those things were legal.via Breaking news: Mavericks will get rings | Dallas Mavericks Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | The Dallas Morning News.
As you recall, Cuban had an off-the-cuff remark after the championship series against Miami that he thought rings had become too old-school for this day and age. Turns out old-school works for an old team.
Anyway, Cuban said: "I will get rings, but maybe not quite traditional in one way or another.''
It's nice that Cuban isn't going to embarass his players with some odd championship trinket once he and his buddies decide to start paying them again. Rings are classic and it puts those guys in the conversation when other pros are pulling out theirs. That said, we can't wait for what he does to bring something new to them. Like, for instance, we think it would be awesome if you pressed a button on them and a holographic image of highlights popped out.
Don't tell me it's not possible, Cuban's got the dough.
And hey, will they really be better than these?