Found December 14, 2011 on Fox Sports Southwest:
DALLAS For a few painful days, it looked like the Mavericks wouldn't launch a defense of the NBA title at all. The prospect of a luxury tax hit a couple years down the road, something that had never bothered owner Mark Cuban in the past, caused the Mavs to allow center Tyson Chandler and guard J.J. Barea to end up on different rosters. Mavs apologists said it wasn't prudent to pay a "complementary" player such as Chandler 16 million per year to stick around for four more years. But these were the same people acknowledging that Dallas wouldn't have come close to winning a title without Chandler's presence in the middle. He quickly became the best center in franchise history, and he brought an element of nastiness that the Mavs had been missing for years. None other than Charles Barkley hopped on our local radio show last Friday to voice his frustration with his close pal, Cuban. "You know I'm a big Mavericks fan, but it's going to be one and...

Jones, Cuban among most influential in sports

It's no surprise that two of the most popular names in Dallas sports are also regarded as two of the most influential people in North American sports business. Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban both made a recent list of the top 50 most influential people in sports business. The Cowboys owner and general manager ranked No. 10 on the list, which was published Monday by SportsBusinessDaily...

Mark Cuban keeping an eye out for the future

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says every deal that he has made over the last week has been done with one eye looking at the impressive free agency class of this upcoming summer. And with names like Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Deron Williams likely part of that blockbuster class, that is probably a wise move. But Cuban cautioned on Tuesday that while the Mavs have the salary cap space...

Dirk, Kidd wanted spendy rings

According to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the two players wanted him to spend an obscene amount of money on their championship rings. How much? Said Cuban: "They said about $150,000-$200,000."

NBA Won't Let Cuban Splurge On Rings

The Dallas Mavericks and their fans will most certainly be looking forward to opening night as the franchise celebrates their first NBA title. Fans will be cheering, the championship banner will be unveiled, and the Mavs will begin their defense of their crown. Also, the Mavs' players will eventually get their much-deserved rings seeing how Dallas won't hand out them out...

Cuban: Mavs Haven't Decided To Chase Max Free Agent, May Pursue Several Stars

Mark Cuban believes star-caliber players will be priced lower due to the new collective bargaining agreement.

Mavs ready to get Championship rings

As the holiday season approaches, so does the day when the Mavericks will finally get their championship rings. Mark Cuban has been secretive about that piece of jewelry, even suggesting that the team would be getting something better than rings. But after all the ideas were laid out on the table, it was determined that the Mavs would stick with tradition and receive championship...

Cuban: Mavs will help Khloe get used to Dallas

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is happy to have Lamar Odom on his team and doesn't seem to have any problems with the 6-11 forward and his celebrity wife bringing their reality TV show to Dallas. In a recent interview with, Cuban told host Mario Lopez that he isn't worried about reality TV cameras following around Odom and his wife Khloe Kardashian. "...

Title Defense? Dallas Is Looking At The Bigger Picture

At least we can tell Mark Cuban gets it. He knows how to throw a party. Over the summer, he staged a weeklong extravaganza that must’ve been the greatest postgame party since Dean Cain ate a few weed brownies and dropped some funk in a Harvard alumni shindig. Then recently, Cuban gave his players the [...]

How Mark Cuban Helps JungleCents Win at Daily Deals

Mark Cuban wins at many things, especially business and professional basketball. Now the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and film distributor Magnolia Pictures thinks JungleCents — the online deals site he’s invested in — will also be a hit. Cuban’s involvement with JungleCents reflects the advantages that startups can find in celebrity investors. For example, a contest...

Vince Carter: "Getting a call back from Mark Cuban was a great feeling"

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