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Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

Posted on: April 28, 2011 3:34 pm
 
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban responds to questions with profanity. Posted by Ben Golliver. mark-cuban

Last week, we noted that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he was hit by a projectile during Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Rose Garden.

The Portland Tribune sought more details regarding the incident from Cuban in a pre-game interview before Game 5 but all the paper received was a string of profanities. The newspaper's writer, Kerry Eggers, notes that Cuban delivered the profanity "with a wild look in his eyes."
“What the (expletive) does it matter?” he asked. “Does it make a damn bit of difference at this point?”
“Well, I …” I began.
“Does it make a damn bit of difference at this point?” Cuban repeated.
“You sound irritated by it,” I said.
“Yeah, because it’s a dumb-ass question,” he said. “What’s the point of bringing it up? Are you going to go find somebody? Are you going to hunt the person down? … Ask me a real question.”
Eggers notes that Cuban later apologized, explaining that he was tired of the same recycled questions. 
“It’s just the same ol’ (expletive) over and over,” he said. “The same thing comes up, the same bit of (expletive). So I apologize for being a jerk, but at least have some respect. Not repetitive, asking the same stuff over and over. That stuff’s been asked 50 times.”
Cuban has made no secret of his disdain for the media recently, comparing internet reporters to heroin junkies and threatening to revoke access to his team.

Whether or not Cuban has a point about the repetitious nature of questions, it goes without saying that this was not the proper response. Playing the "respect" card minutes after telling someone they just asked you a "dumb-ass question"? Right. 

It's disorienting to watch a man who is so quick to hold the media accountable for their actions be so unaccountable for his own. 
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

Cuban was a jerk in his reponse.  But internet reporters ask the stupidest shh  it and then write articles like this which are pointless.  Hey everyone, look at what a Jerk Cuban was to me...well thank you, not only are your questions redundant and rediculous, but your articles are the same.



Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

Cuban is a douche bag... fat, arrogant douche bag..



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

Maybe the journalist should have responded to Cuban with this question?

"Are there any plans to create a more mature and professional persona which would help enable you to buy that MLB team you so desperately want or are you content failing in that regard over and over again?"

Was the question stupid? Maybe, but not that stupid. Was it repetitive? Probably. Is Cuban dumb for answering it as he did? Most definitely. His own actions have begun to interfere with his business dealings and he needs to wise up about that.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

Cuban is an impatient child. He doesn't like wasting his precious time on answering the same question from different reporters. He doesn't want to come to terms with the hard fact that he's going get ask the same questions for as long as he's in the public's radar. It's part of running a franchise...either put up with it or get out of the business.



Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

All I got from this article is that Ben Golliver is a big vagina.  Maybe he should run and tell his mommy what Mark said.  If you're going to ask a dumbass question, expect to be called out on it. 

Any chance Ben will respond to any of these post?  



Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:56 am
 

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

And the fact that the entire blog post about an article that someone else wrote. Really? No content or ability of your own? What a joke that guy is.



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:45 am
 

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

While i dont know if all are journalists are like this.. This guy is.. So you are upset that he told you your question is moronic. news flash it was... you were just poking him until he blew so you could post this.. Your an idiot and phony. Ask him about the game, not about some loser who threw something at him. you act as if he was wrong and the person who threw it was justified. How did you even get a job as a reporter? Daddy own the paper?



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:31 am
 

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

I dont disagree with Mark Cuban at all. I find most sports journalists to be seething leaches looking for ways to exploit players, owners and fans for their own sensationalistic purposes. Or to look for dumb reasons to use puns and un-clever alliteration. 
Sports Journalism and Marketing, the bottom feeders of humanity



Since: Apr 24, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:07 am
 

I think this story is a perfect example...

...of what Mark has a problem with. Fake journalists using tidbits to concoct their own stories.



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: April 29, 2011 9:57 am
 

Cuban meets reporter's questions with profanity

When two worlds collide...On the one side you have reporters who ask the same unoriginal questions over and over as if they will be the one to get to the bottom of a story that has no bottom.  Then, on the other side, you have the higher ups in that one choke-artist team in every sport who never can seem to break through and are hyper-sensitive about any criticism or controversy when things get bumpy.  In fact, it is that same thin skin that makes them choke artists in the first place.  Lack of composure in tense situations starts at the top and rains down.  Every pro sport has one...Dallas in the NBA, the Cubs in MLB, the Eagles in the NFL.  There's always a powder keg ready to blow whether it be from Cuban or Pinella/Dusty Baker or McNabb, Reid, et al.


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