Mark Cuban was mad after the Mavs blew a playoff game against the Denver Nuggets and proved what a wimpy punk he is. Did he go up to the 6-9 240 pound PF Kenyon Martin and say something? No.
What he did was to insult the wives, mothers and girlfriends of the visiting Nuggets players calling the team thugs. But that was not enough for the emotionally underdeveloped punk Cuban. He then pointed at the mother of Martin and reportedly said “Your son is a punk.”
For those that have forgotten, this pinhead is the same guy that financed the alkida propaganda film Redacted in which US soldiers commit horrible crimes against innocent civilians in Iraq. While it totally bombed here, it is still being shown in the Middle East and according to several intelligence reports has become a recruiting film for our enemy. He is helping to recruit people to kill US soldiers during a war. If that had happened during the Civil War, Pres. Lincoln would have had Cuban’s butt in jail for the duration of the conflict.
Cuban is a constant humiliation to the NBA. When he attempted to buy his way into baseball by bidding on the Chicago Cubs, the MLB fathers showed sense in selecting another bidder to approve for league membership.
But back to his latest exhibit of stupidity under pressure. Martin said that he would not address the insult to his family in the press but would take it up with Cuban face to face. With some players, I would pay good money (even in this economy) to see that. Martin is a very physical player because that is his role on the team. But Martin was not going to physically confront Cuban. He spoke to Cuban after game 4 but would not comment on the exchange.
Cuban apologized in the press for his actions and offered to take the Martin family out to dinner this summer. Given the experience of team mate Chris Andersen’s apparent food poisoning at the team hotel the night of game 4, that might be an invitation that the Martins would want to pass on.
Here is the real problem with Cuban and the Cubanista thugs that come into the American Airlines Center—because the head punk gets away with insulting the opposing team with no repercussions from the NBA, the follower punks think they have the right to do whatever they want to visitor fans as well. In game 4, the families of Denver players were given extra security. Even so, a couple of them had to be escorted out of the arena “for their own safety” according to Center officials.
There have been multiple reports of fans of Dallas opponents being drenched with beer, having opponent jerseys stained and torn by Cubanista thugs as well.
Cuban has the emotional development of a 6 year old. He should be put on a 0 tolerance policy by the NBA. One more incident like this latest and he should be banned from the arena for a period of 1 season. If it happens a second time, he should be forced to sell the team. MLB got rid of Reds’ owner Marge Schott didn’t they?
That’s what I think. Tell me what you think.
Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for and edits https://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on and edits .