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Nothing Crazy: Mavs to get rings after all

Posted on: October 13, 2011 4:06 pm
By Matt Moore

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.

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.''
via Breaking news: Mavericks will get rings | Dallas Mavericks Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | The Dallas Morning News.

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?


Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: October 15, 2011 10:21 am

Nothing Crazy: Mavs to get rings after all

Speeracer... I think the point is that while they "play" in a big market, the Mavericks are not a money team for the NBA. There's 4 or 5 teams that are the hot ticket item and Dallas is not one of them.
At least, not before winning the title.

Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 6:26 pm

Nothing Crazy: Mavs to get rings after all

The players love Cuban and what he does for them.  They will like whatever they get.  I'm sure the rings will be nice!

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:25 am

Nothing Crazy: Mavs to get rings after all

You do realize that Dallas is a MASSIVE market right?

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:59 am

Nothing Crazy: Mavs to get rings after all

Grotesque. but at least they're the first legitimate Champs to overcome the NBA's corruption in 2 decades. Also - they'll be the last if the NBA finds a way to survive they're own stupidity. Right back to big market favoritism and lousy refs with no respect for the game.

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