Are you kidding me, Mark?
The mighty NFL, with it's outrageous TV contract, should have changed their schedule to accommodate a regular season game between your precious Mavs and the Utah Jazz? On what network was that televised? And more importantly, was the few thousand you lost in ass-less seats really worth yet another pompous media uproar?
Donald Trump said it best.
In so many words, he proclaimed that the guy was "new money" and that no team he ever owns would win a championship. And that he was not a winner, nor will any team be that he gets his wallet on.
He's just another Daniel Snyder. Or worse yet, an idiot fan who hit the lottery, and was allowed to buy a professional sports franchise.
I have a ton of respect for how Mr. Universe came about his fortune.
Congrats, Mark. You were a genius in the era of "how to make a gazillion on tech stocks". This does not make you an expert on professional sports, let alone, running an NBA team.
If he had an ounce of basketball smarts, he would have positioned himself, with his deep pockets, to be cap-ready to go after LeBron and also Wade/Bosh, etc.
He would try to put some winners on that court, instead of contstantly putting ball hogs like Jerry Stackhouse and Jason Terry around guys that actually care about winning, like Dirk Nowitzki and Josh Howard.
Wake up, Cuban.
Like in any other major sport, you cant outscore everyone every night, especially come playoff time. Ever hear the term, "role player"?
And, coming from a Philly fan, did anyone else in Dallas give a crap about an early January Mavs-Jazz or did you want to watch your Cowboys in a rare playoff appearance, beat the hell out of a division rival?
Get real, Mark. It's all about the 'Boys come playoff time. Same can be said in any major city when it comes to football.
Do yourself, and all of the long suffering Mavericks fans a favor. Continue to spend money, but hire a General Manager who knows something about the game of basketball to decide how to spend it.