Mark Cuban Proves Me Wrong Once Again: He CAN Be a Bigger Jerk…

Denton RamseySenior Analyst IJuly 9, 2010

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The complete BS open letter to LeBron James from Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is one thing (albeit very sad).

Gilbert was reacting on emotion, and he never should have published an open-letter to fans in that state of mind (regardless of him waking up today still pissed off).

But Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is just a freaking jerk, plain and simple.

How can anyone in their right mind back a d-bag move like that of Gilbert’s?

It’s not like Gilbert is the new Bill Simmons. He wasn’t trying to be funny and give us a drunken laugh, Hangover style.

He was legitimately pissed, and somehow (what the eff are you smoking, Cuban?), the Dallas Mavs’ a-hole owner backed this decision.

Honestly, how?

“I don’t blame him,” Cuban told writer Art Garcia as the Summer League opened in Las Vegas. “It’s the same passion and emotion that comes with owning a team. You’re not just a robot. You put your heart, your soul and every bit of your emotion into owning a team.”

And LeBron didn’t, Cuban?

Give me a freaking break.

James poured seven-plus years of blood, sweat, and tears into the Cleveland Cavaliers organization.

For Cleveland—and especially their owner—to respond in such a childish way is beyond belief.

As I mentioned in prior columns, what lesson exactly are we teaching the younger generation: Chasing money is more important that winning a title?


But wait, there’s more.

“He sent a message,” Cuban said. “The message was received loud and clear. He didn’t mince any words of where he stood. It wasn’t like if he didn’t write it he would have approached it any differently. But he sent a message to everybody involved exactly what he was feeling.”

You’re right (for once), Cuban.

LeBron DID send a message that was received loud and clear.

He wants to win a freaking title, and it won’t be in Cleveland, Dallas, LA, New York, or Chicago.


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