Now that the Dallas Mavericks have struck out on yet another superstar acquisition, now that the owner's gamble to break up a championship team has failed, and now that Dirk Nowitzki will spend a third straight season without a team worthy of his talents, let's call things as they are.
The Dallas Mavericks' decision to let walk the team that won an NBA championship in 2011 has backfired in stunning fashion.
And Mark Cuban, the team's flamboyant, passionate, engaged and high-profile owner, has officially become the Jerry Jones of the NBA.
This is not meant as an insult, although Cuban, in an email exchange Monday, seemed to take it that way.
"You write what you want to write. That has nothing to do with basketball or the Mavs. That's talk radio fodder. If you can't write something with substance pander to talk radio. Go for it. When you have a question with some substance or relating to any facts feel free to email me and ask it.
"Or feel free to email Paul from Tyler or any oth...