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Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Posted on: June 13, 2011 2:04 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 2:16 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

MIAMI -- You just knew Mark Cuban would have to do something big, something different for the Dallas Mavericks first championship. His first two orders as trophy holder: The parade's on me and we're doing something better than rings.

Via ESPN Dallas:
Mark Cuban said championship parades and title rings just aren't his style, but the 2010-11 NBA champions will be riding floats through the streets of Dallas very soon.

And Cuban said he's picking up the tab.

"We'll do it," Cuban said early Monday morning. "All I told them was -- Terdema Ussery, our president -- you plan the parade. I'll pay for it because I don't think it's right for the city to have to pay for it. And let's just have some fun."

Remember all the problems last year in Los Angeles when the Lakers couldn't figure out what to do with the parade? It was going to cost the city millions and there was debate whether or not the team would have it. Cuban, being the completely awesome guy that he is, just said, "I've got it you guys." Say what you will about Cuban, but he's a terrific owner. 

Then Cuban talked about the hardware. But he doesn't want to go the traditional route.

"I might not get rings," the Mavs' billionaire owner told NBATV. "Rings are old school. You've seen it before: There's guys who pick up the sweats and towels and they have these big, blingy rings. I'm like, 'Rings are done. It's time to take it to the next level.'"

If not rings, then what? Championship belts? Crowns? Necklaces? Golden sceptres? I wouldn't expect anything less from Cuban because, well, he's Mark Cuban.

But you know, if you don't get Dirk a ring, then how are Dallas fans supposed to win arguments now? They won't have the "Yeah but he's got a ring!!!" argument. I guess they'll just have to say, "Dirk is a top 10 player dude. He's got a sceptre now!" Actually, that's not all that bad.

Comments

Since: Jun 24, 2011
Posted on: June 24, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Probably the trophy idea...but could see Cuban do anything from gold crowns to yachts



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:38 am
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Junke,
you're not kidding.
I actually listened to fomrer MLB commissioner Fay Vincent saying Cuban caused too much trouble and that winning shouldn't be the only thing. No wonder his bid for the Cubs and the Rangers didn't go through. MLB is too stupid to take an outspoken owner who will do what it takes to put a winner on the field.
He may not do rings but he'll figure out something.



Since: Jun 7, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:11 am
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

I think he's going to do mini replica's of the championship trophy... out of all the awesome possibilities, it would seem to be the most practical.  Chains, watches etc.. is not a game changer, it's jewelry... I really think the trophy idea (which, at this point I can claim as my own) would catch on to all of sports, they'd be like Oscar's on an actor's mantle-



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:45 am
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

As a lapsed Cubs fan, I wish Cuban HAD bought the Cubs.

Anyway, I bet he does watches instead of rings.  You can do something classy with Rolexes and make them quite special & unique.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 10:08 am
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

I wonder if Dirk went to Lebron after the game and told him "Duh, WINNING!"? Sorry, had to get in my Charlie Sheen comment of the day!



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 9:23 am
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

I don't think the Cubs have an apostrophe in their name.


ARKY111
Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 9:23 am
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Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 9:12 am
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

Boy I bet MLB and the Cub's are kicking themselves.  This guy is a class act and the general consensus is he is the best owner in sports.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:53 am
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

I haven't supported a Dallas sports figure since Tony Dorsett, but I am really happy the Mark Cuban won his championship.  He may be eccentric and outspoken, but I think he is a class act.



Since: Jun 7, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:47 am
 

Cuban paying for the parade, might not do rings

I wish Mark Cuban owned every single one of my favorite teams-


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