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Shootaround 11.16.10: Cuban says hallelujah

Posted on: November 16, 2010 9:29 am
 
Posted by Royce Young
  • Mark Cuban went on Dallas radio and of course said fun things about the Heat's slow start: "Hallelujah, boys, is that great or what? … How cool is that? Now, they could still turn it around and win out for all that matters, but you're starting to see some of the problems. Any team with a strong, big guy that can score, they're getting abused by. Paul Millsap goes out and pulls a Tracy McGrady. What, Tracy McGrady scored 13 and 30 and Paul Millsap scores 11 in 29 seconds or something like that? They just don't have size to battle. They have the fewest points in the paint of any team and that's tough. … My buddy Dan Gilbert is smiling all the way, too. Again, it's early in the season and you never quite know how it's going to play out, but how glorious."
  • Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: "So much has been so bad for the Oklahoma City Thunder that the last thing this team needed Monday night was a tough start. But the Thunder found itself in a nightmarish start when Utah point guard Deron Williams promptly splashed his first three 3-point attempts through the net, opening a nine-point lead less than three minutes into the game. And with the way OKC has underachieved all season defensively and sputtered at times offensively, there was little to suggest the Thunder could dig itself out of a hole in one of the NBA's toughest buildings. After securing a hard-fought 115-108 victory over the Jazz, however, the Thunder showed there is at least one characteristic from last year's lovable 50-win team that has indeed spilled over into this season of inconsistency. Pride."
  • Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times: "The University of Clippers suffered a major blow to their NCAA chances on Monday night. (Well, there always is strength of schedule.) Kidding aside, when you present a starting lineup consisting of five players all still possessing NCAA eligibility, it's always going to hold an element of peril and high risk. The Clippers' starters were two 20-year-olds (Eric Bledsoe and Al-Farouq Aminu) two 21-year-olds (Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon) and one 'veteran,' 22-year-old DeAndre Jordan. So this team might look terrific in March in the NCAA tournament, but this is, for better or worse, the NBA in the opening month.
  • Tayshaun Prince and John Kuester went after each other last night. Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News writes: "On the way to the bench, Kuester and Prince had words. Then Prince slammed his towel down, yelling at Kuester and walked away from the huddle. Kuester responded in kind, and had to be restrained by assistant coach Darrell Walker. Kuester and Prince continued jawing throughout the stoppage in play. After the timeout, Kuester attempted to walk over to Prince and continue their discussion, but Walker stepped in again."
Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2010 4:52 pm
 

Motives?

I don't disagree with what Cuban is saying, but am I the only one thinking that maybe Cuban is still sore about losing to thye Heat in the Mavs lone NBA finals appearance?



Since: Aug 16, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2010 11:17 pm
 

Shootaround 11.16.10: Cuban says hallelujah

Just wondering if Cuban is trying to buy the Indians?  Of course he is saying what everyone but a Heat fan is thinking.  Maybe even some Heat fans are thinking the same thing, who knows?  I also wonder if its only a matter of time before Riley takes over the coaching position again and try for another championship.  The season is long so no one knows what can and will happen.  No apologies, I love Cuban and any owner that is passionate enough to say what he feels and isn't worried about the massive dumb fines that may come of it.  The season has had some ups and downs already and its sure to have more as the season progresses. 



Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2010 10:12 pm
 

Shootaround 11.16.10: Cuban says hallelujah

Cuban is a billionaire who says this stuff because he knows it will make copy.
He does not care what anyone thinks, and he is laughing inside.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 9:52 pm
 

Shootaround 11.16.10: Cuban says hallelujah

Good for Mark Cuban!  Why would anyone care that he is saying what most of us are thinking.  Most people dislike the heat, this includes Mark Cuban.  He isn't just an owner he is a fan as well.  I think it would be "MUCH" worse if lots of us were jumping on the Heats wagon.  I think most intelligent fans see this as a bad thing.  The reason they think that is because it is a bad thing.The only good I can see coming from this, is they get crushed!  Leave Mark alone, he's only happy because it's going the way it should.  Some may think he should shut his mouth, but I hope he keeps wagging it.  It is refreashing to me.



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2010 9:16 pm
 

Shootaround 11.16.10: Cuban says hallelujah

HAHAHA!!! COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF!  WOULDN'T DOUBT THAT HE CRIES HIMSELF TO SLEEP EVERY NIGHT IN FETAL POSITION, THUMB IN MOUTH, AND TEDDY IN HAND.  MC - YOU'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO DROP BY THE REAL TRIPLE AAA AND PLAY WITH THE TROPHY.  TAKE SOME PICTURES TOO!  SOMEONE CALL THE WAHHHHHHMMMMMMMBULANCE!



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2010 7:02 pm
 

Shootaround 11.16.10: Cuban says hallelujah

It is Cuban's way to always talk bad about another NBA team that has players he wasn't able to pick up.  Cuban is an thuggish owner and he'll do anything to denounce another team's gains.

The Mavs are far from being the elite team they once were, when they battled the Heat for the NBA championship.  Yes, the Mavs have "pieces", but they still need to improve in their post play.  Dirk will get his points and the addition of Chandler will bolster the front line.  But Dirk needs to become a bit more physical and stop all the flopping.  Kidd has been a terrific surprise, as he's improved his shooting range.  The true test of this team will come when they play the Lakers, Spurs and Magic, as all of these teams have balanced programs that can run and gun with the Mavs.  If the Mavs can best these teams, then they're going to be a tough squad to beat come playoff time.  Mind you, the Mavs always seem to do okay during the regular season and then CHOKE in the playoffs.  Maybe this year will be different, but it will mainly depend on the health of the players and how well they've gelled as a team.

For once, Mavs fans would really love to NOT hear anything come out of Cuban's mouth.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2010 6:59 pm
 

Shootaround 11.16.10: Cuban says hallelujah

The only problem I have with his statement is the more that he does stuff like this, the less of a chance he has to get a MLB franchise, a sport that badly needs someone with his personality...

That being said, he just stated what all of us know.  Maybe instead of giving Bosh, a guy who can't play an ounce of D, a max deal, they should have maybe looked to spend less money on a big who can defend.  





Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 6:10 pm
 

Shootaround 11.16.10: Cuban says hallelujah

CUBAN JUST HATES THE HEAT CUZ THEY BEAT HIS SORRY MAVS IN THE FINALS. HATERS HATE, THATS WHAT THEY DO.




Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 2:39 pm
 

Shootaround 11.16.10: Cuban says hallelujah

Who doesn't love Cuban? This guy just speaks his mind, which is very refreshing compared to all the politically correct nonsense of the day. We need more outspoken owners like him.


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