Originally posted on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 4/4/13

With the Dallas Mavericks visiting STAPLES Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night, team owner Mark Cuban happened to be in attendance for Shaquille O’Neal’s jersey retirement ceremony that occurred during halftime. And while there has been discussion about Kobe Bryant skipping out on the ceremony, only appearing via taped segment, Cuban won the evening for his expertly crafted zinger made at the expense of former Lakers coach and Zen Master of some renown, Phil Jackson, who was on hand to make a speech during the ceremony. For those who wish to watch the ceremony, here’s the video: Speaking before the ceremony, Cuban made light of Jackson’s status as the fiancé of Jeanie Buss, the Lakers executive vice president of business operations, by saying, “I have great respect for Phil, Jeanie’s husband, as he’ll be now be known,” adding, “Someone’s got to be the first housewife of the Lakers.” Zing! You just got roasted by Mark Cuban, Phil Jackson! Take that! I expect a witty and clever comeback via a member of Jackson’s marketing and publicity staff, otherwise known the person who tweets from his personal Twitter account, sooner rather than later. It’s on. TweetThe post Mark Cuban refers to Phil Jackson as the ‘first housewife of the Lakers’ appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sam Bradford returns to practice, but does it matter for broken Eagles?

Cam Newton won’t be ‘lured in’ by talk of undefeated season

Report: Miami job is Mark Richt’s 'if he wants it'

WATCH: Cowboys’ security guard being investigated for choking Panthers fan

Mariners ‘trying hard’ to trade Mark Trumbo before Wednesday’s tender deadline

Bill Belichick: Patriots always looking to improve win or lose


NFL: Refs did not blow calls on Ravens' blocked FG return

Roethlisberger: I’ll play through any injury but a brain injury

LeBron James feels ‘kind of sad’ about Kobe Bryant retiring

Singer Marc Anthony creates agency, signs Aroldis Chapman

Jimbo Fisher: I’m not leaving Florida State

76ers raise ticket prices for Kobe's final appearance

WATCH: LSU releases video to honor Leonard Fournette

Report: Jim Hackett’s tenure as Michigan’s interim AD is ending

Josh Norman pretends to be a movie character each game

Ex-Giants OL Chris Snee 'wanted to see the Jets lose all the time'

Kyle Long gives Bears tickets to trash collector who found wallet

Last of a dying breed: Kobe's retirement marks end of an era

Are the Houston Rockets looking to trade Ty Lawson?

Anonymous agent: Lakers have 'no plan and no leadership'

LeBron on never facing Kobe in Finals: 'I didn't hold up my end'

Jerry Jones expects Tony Romo to start another five years

Devon Still announces that daughter is cancer-free

Ranking college football conference title games

Green rips ‘coward’ reporter for calling Warriors cocky

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name every NCAA football national champion since 1950

Browns lose to Ravens as only the Browns know how

NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Ranking top Heisman Trophy candidates

Have the New Orleans Saints given up?

This weekend in NFL stupid, ft. Rex Ryan

Missouri won’t accept a bowl bid at 5-7

Durant blasts media on behalf of Kobe

Josh McCown laments how he got job back from Manziel

Paul George: Kobe Bryant was my Michael Jordan

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker