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Mark Cuban slept with Larry O’Brien last night

Jun 13, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT

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Mark Cuban should be enjoying all this.

And he was, if you read his tweets — he even went to bed with the Larry O’Brien trophy (the NBA championship hardware).

this will sound weird. Im laying in bed. with the trophy next me.#dreamcometrue

Then an hour later…

cant sleep. just thinking. In the immortal words of Sarah Melton….#woohoo ! #MFFL #NBACHAMPS ! Say it again #NBACHAMPS !!! #GOMavs

In my limited experience, large metal trophies make poor pillows.

Cuban is loving this and good for him — he is one of the Mavericks I’m most happy for today. You need to remember what this team was when he bought it — it was mentioned with the Clippers as one of the worst run in all of sports. He changed the culture and franchise. Not just with money (although he spent plenty of that, only the Knicks spent more on payroll in the last decade) but with passion for the sport, with a belief in analytics, with will power.

Then he brings the original Mavs owner up on stage to accept the Larry O’Brien trophy. Monday he agreed to pay all the expenses of a Mavericks championship parade through Dallas. He has stayed quiet these playoffs and done all the right things.

For all the stress he may have caused David Stern over the years, he has been one of the best owners in sports. And as a Dodger fan, I have this idea….

  1. kyleortonsarm - Jun 13, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    I knew this was going to happen. This fat piece of crap is only the owner but he’s going to haul that thing around like he actually accomplished something. Way to have money you fell ass backwards into by selling off a bad company to Yahoo before the dot com bust. What an idiot.

  2. rajbais - Jun 13, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Why not … Pat O’Brien???

  3. memphisyinzer - Jun 13, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Maybe there’s another Dallas owner who could take a lesson from Cuban. Such as allow players to play and coaches to coach. Keep your wrinkled little fingers out of the cogs. It worked for Mark. TRY IT JERRY !!!!!!!

  4. norcalraider510 - Jun 13, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    it looks like cuban and the mavs had a great night……..

    http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/dallas-mavericks-take-championship-trophy-to-club-liv-after-winning-nba-title/72519

  5. donttouchthedirtypenny - Jun 13, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    What…a…title

  6. mella21 - Jun 13, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    I give him props for having the nerve to traipse through LIV with that thing. LOL, he and the rest of the team were acting like Miami was THEIR city last night…and the entire crowd celebrated with them like it was. #weird

    Not to mention 100 K bottle of ace of spades champagne…wow.

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