This comes courtesy of the great website Sports Radio Interviews.
Mark Cuban joined ESPN Radio Dallas on the Ben and Skin Show.
On the slow start for the Miami Heat:
“Hallelujah, boys, is that great or what? … How cool is that? Now, they could still turn it around and win out for all that matters, but you’re starting to see some of the problems. Any team with a strong, big guy that can score, they’re getting abused by. Paul Millsap goes out and pulls a Tracy McGrady. What, Tracy McGrady scored 13 and 30 and Paul Millsap scores 11 in 29 seconds or something like that? They just don’t have size to battle. They have the fewest points in the paint of any team and that’s tough. … My buddy Dan Gilbert is smiling all the way, too. Again, it’s early in the season and you never quite know how it’s going to play out, but how glorious.”
I know this all comes as a shock. Especially, when you consider how well Mark Cuban took that NBA Finals back in 2006.
Who knew that he was tight with Dan Gilbert?
I seem to remember he was fined 100k b/c, he was so interested in, "helping," his good buddy...
In a CNNMoney.com interview, Cuban was asked he if is interested in signing James. Cuban said he is hopeful that James will try to force a sign-and-trade, which would give the Mavericks an opportunity to acquire him.
"Come July 1st, yeah, of course, anybody would be interested in LeBron James," Cuban said in the interview. "And if he leaves via free agency, then it's going to be tough. If he does like I'm guessing, hoping he will, which is say, 'I'm not going to leave the Cavs high and dry,' if he decides to leave -- there's still a better chance he stays -- then he'll try to force a sign-and-trade and that gives us a chance."
Well, I guess that's all in the past. Right?
Plus, he was going to sign and trade for him. So, I'm sure that makes it all better. Wait a minute, isn't that what Miami did?
Funny how in Mark's world he forgets he was willing to do the exact same thing and would have welcomed LeBron with open arms.