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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Wednesday that he was part of film director Tony Scott's final project.
Cuban filmed a Diet Mountain Dew commercial in late June that was directed by the 68-year-old Scott, who jumped to his death from a Los Angeles bridge on Sunday.
"It was crazy because he was excited," Cuban told Bad Radio on 1310 The Ticket KTCK-AM in Dallas. "We were talking about Top Gun 2 and a remake of the Wild Bunch and how fired up he was about it. And he's a pistol. He was full of energy, full of life. He was hitting on everything that walked. It was great, you know? It was hysterical."
The commercial features the Mavs owner offering to trade his lavish lifestyle to a store customer in exchange for the last Diet Mountain Dew on the shelf.
"To wake up the other day and find out he committed suicide was rough." Cuban said. "He was a cool dude and we had talked about getting together. It was a shame.
"Talking to the guy, it was shocking. I was like, 'No, it can't be that Tony Scott, or it's not him."
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The Mavericks owner seems a but miffed that Jason Kidd took his talents to Manhattan instead of re-signing in Big D, and now may even hold off on retiring Kidd's number.
Earlier this week, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban expressed how he currently feels about his former star Jason Kidd. During a radio interview with KESN-FM, Cuban stated that there was “ no chance” that he would retire Kidd’s jersey in the rafters of the American Airlines Center after Kidd up and bolted t the New York Knicks in free agency.
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he "was more than upset," about Jason Kidd's flip-flop decision to spurn Dallas and join the New York Knicks. "I thought he was coming. I was pissed."
"I totally understand his side," said Kidd when asked if he understood the owner's position. "Does Mark understand my side?"
Dont plan on attending a jersey-retiring ceremony for Jason Kidd at American Airlines Center any time soon. The former Mavericks point guard apparently burned some bridges with Mavs owner Mark Cuban when Kidd decided not to re-sign and instead head to New York.
Cuban said Tuesday he thought Kidd was returning to the Mavericks before the veteran point guard surprisingly changed his...
Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner and “shark” on ABC’s Shark Tank, seems like he’s a bit upset that former Mav Jason Kidd took his talents to the New York Knicks instead of staying with Dallas. Cuban said that there’s “no chance” the Mavs will retire Kidd’s number. “J. Kidd is a big boy; he can do whatever he wants. But you don’t change your mind like that...
Jason Kidd did sign with the New York Knicks out of nowhere. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was even caught off guard by this.
We all know Cuban is very outspoken and will say whatever is on his mind. So recently will appearing on an ESPN Dallas Radio station Cuban took his chance to rip Kidd.
“I was more than upset. I thought he was coming. I was pissed,” Cuban...
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We all understood the reasoning behind Owner, Mark Cuban’s, intentions for “blowing up” his championship team. But indeed there were some pieces that he did want and intend on keeping aboard, Jason Kidd was one of them. As you know by now, Kidd signed with the Knicks during the offseason.
Cuban went on a local radio show and was asked about Kidd’s...
Future Hall-of-Famer Jason Kidd is speaking exclusively to DallasBasketball.com to respond to Mavs owner Mark Cuban's incendiary quotes about betrayal and about the potential of Kidd's jersey someday being retired in Dallas. 'No chance,' Cuban says. What does Kidd say in response? You can read that only here on DB.com:
Eventual Hall of Famer Jason Kidd was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the second overall pick in 1994 and played there until joining the Phoenix Suns in 1996. From there he would move on to the New Jersey Nets before returning to Dallas in 2008, where he played through last season. [...]
How many championship banners would be hanging in the American Airlines Center rafters had the Mavericks traded for Kobe Bryant in 2007?
That may seem like a far-fetched idea but Mavs owner Mark Cuban said Tuesday morning that it was almost a reality in the summer of 2007.
"When I was doing Dancing with the Stars, I was taking breaks because I was talking to Kobe's agent...
While Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ripped Jason Kidd in a recent interview he also said the team was very close for trading for Kobe Bryant. This all happened in the summer of 2007. Cuban was competing with Dancing with the Stars.
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