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by Terrence Watson / @LowerEastScribe
It’s the only way one could describe what took place from June to August at Monsignor Kett Playground in Washington Heights. Everything from the special guest appearances by Billy Hunter, Mark Cuban, Jadakiss, Vado and Juelz Santana, to Kevin Durant capping off his pilgrimage to the Mecca accompanied by his DMV homie, Michael Beasley, seemed almost too cool to be true. No one would believe that 10 of NYC’s best would issue the challenge ‘Run With Us or Run From Us,’ and dominate their competition, only to lose in the regular season to a team built to beat them. And to face the drama of nearly turning on each other, the pressure of dealing with naysayers and finish the tournament that became, if only for a few months, the epicenter of basketball by defeating the first foes to defeat them, all on a free throw followed by a camera angled 360-degree salute to win the championship? No. There’s no way that happens without the help of Michae...
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Mark Cuban might be rich, but he sure as hell can’t sing!
It looks like the Dallas Maverick’s championship celebration continues for “The Cubes”, 116 days into the NBA lockout. Mark hit the town in between negotiations for a fun night of karaoke and booze. Much to the surprise of the locals at this bar, Mark graced them with an inspirational performance of Prince’s “Purple...
Billy Hunter, who usually doesn't allow a flicker of optimism to blind us to reality in our NBA lockout drama, has declared both sides are "within striking distance" of ending this stalemate.
OK, although I understand the difference between a lockout and a rank-and-file-initiated work stoppage, the word "striking" doesn't afford the required comfort....
Unlike many NBA owners, Mark Cuban is more than just a rich dude. He knows how to promote himself, whether that involves starring in reality shows or acting like a jerk to draw attention to one of his many business ventures. Yes, I understand that those two things aren't mutually exclusive.
He is a showman. Unfortunately, he can't sing at all. An intrepid fan captured Cubes...
In a podcast interview, Billy Hunter broke the news that, during labor talks, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban proposed something he dubs the “Game Changer”, in which the salary cap becomes a thing of the past in the NBA. From I am a GM comes the transcript: “Question: The owners seem like they want something bigger than a new labor deal. They want to create a new economic...
And the celebration of a NBA Championship continues for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.The 53-year old recently sang a riveting rendition of Prince's "Purple Rain" at a karaoke bar -- much to the delight of the buzzed crowd.As much as I enjoyed watching this, I sure hope Cuban doesn't audition for American Idol anytime soon.
I like Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. He’s a passionate owner, he wants the NBA lockout over. He presented a plan which would help the other owners with revenue sharing (it wasn’t accepted but he TRIED) and he does Karaoke!
Check out Cuban doing his rendition of the Prince classic, Purple Rain
I LOVE it!!
Stern, Hunter Look to Friday for Possible Deal is a post from: Lakers Nation | Lakers Forum | Lakers Gear
The NBA and players union met today in New York City for 7.5 hours, racking up a total of 22 hours of negotiationing within the past two days. The sides convened for 15 hours on Wednesday, and despite the fact that today’s session was not as long, progress was still made...
For those of you who thought that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban couldn't sing, then you were incorrect in that assumption. Here is a video of Mr. Cuban belting out Prince's "Purple Rain" at a karaoke bar in Dallas:iframe>(Courtesy of Sweater Punch)
The NBA players' association, not Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, proposed the elimination of the salary cap during negotiations aimed at ending months of labor strife, a league official said Tuesday.
Billy Hunter said that the two sides focused on system issues and did not discuss a split of basketball-related income.
Could the NBA lockout be coming to an end? At the very least, the two sides are much more cordial with each other right now. The last two bargaining sessions have ended with some optimism. Tonight, the optimism was at its highest level to date.
“I think we’re within striking distance of getting a deal,” said Billy Hunter.
Wow. That’s huge progress … relatively speaking...
by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni
A somewhat surreal scene played out last night following the latest round of NBA labor talks: David Stern and Billy Hunter stood in the same room, trading smiles and joking with one another in front of a stunned media contingent.
Both sides of the debate once again expressed optimism about the negotiations; there’s a feeling among some that the...
Last week we relayed an unfortunate monologue from Bryant Gumbel in which he told his audience at HBO's Real Sports that NBA Commissioner David Stern is "eager to be seen as a plantation overseer." The response was as you'd expect, with most discounting Gumbel's take and discouraging the Emmy-award winner for bringing race into the discussion regarding the...