Found December 25, 2012 on NESN.com:
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Mark Cuban is a rather candid guy. So when he decided to spend his Christmas Eve answering questions on Reddit, it wasn’t all that surprising. Nevertheless, Cuban had some interesting responses to his inquiries, which were all over the place in terms of topics. Cuban broke down the NBA’s officiating, his Christmas buying habits, the Toronto Raptors and his Shark Tank gig. Oh yeah, and he’s apparently never thrown money everywhere, although we all know he’s got some dough to spare. Here’s a look at some highlights of Cuban’s Q&A, with a good, old-fashioned hat tip to Deadspin. Reddit: Hey, Mr. Cuban. Why do basketball players only get recognition after they’ve been a part of a championship team? For instance, Dirk has been an amazing player for 10 years now, but only got the respect he truly deserved from fans after having a championship caliber supporting cast (Including coaches) around him. If it’s a team game, why do players only get appreciated after they accomplish something...
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