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Mark Cuban pissed league didn’t schedule White House visit

Jan 3, 2012, 12:22 PM EDT

Mark Cuban, David Stern AP

In the condensed 66-game NBA schedule this year, the Dallas Mavericks are not scheduled to visit the Washington Wizards.

That trip to Washington D.C. also means the traditional visit to the White House for the NBA champions — Mark Cuban has worked and waited a long time for his team to win a title and he wants all the perks. White House trip included.

From ESPNDallas.com.

“There’s no point in calling them. It’s bull—- by the league not to schedule it,” Cuban said. “I figured I’d do it myself since the league wasn’t smart enough to figure it out. How can you be that stupid? All you’ve got to do is when you’re putting in the scheduling software, say Dallas at Washington, yes. They managed to get Dallas and Miami and all the games set on certain days.”

Hey Cuban: If you want to make sure you get to Washington, don’t lock the players out and play hardball costing a couple months of the season. Problem solved.

Actually, the problem was already solved and the Mavericks will be there next Monday. It’s a stopover on a road trip that includes Detroit and Boston and the team set everything up itself. The league says it worked with the team to set the whole thing up.

Whatever, it’s done. Barack Obama can shake the hand of Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd, and half the guys that should be there can be on other teams watching the highlights.

  1. tampajoey - Jan 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Hey Kurt Helin, your lips kissing the players butts in every article isn’t a good look.

  2. goforthanddie - Jan 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    The best revenge would be to repeat Mark. Good luck.

  3. sprest83 - Jan 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Hey Kurt, Mark voted against the current CBA and was content with the old one. Cuban didn’t lock anyone out…the collective group of owners locked the players out.

    • goforthanddie - Jan 3, 2012 at 4:36 PM

      Cut him some slack. The story doesn’t involve leb or the Heat, so he knows naught.

      • sprest83 - Jan 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM

        “Hey Cuban: If you want to make sure you get to Washington, don’t lock the players out and play hardball costing a couple months of the season. Problem solved.”

        That was quoted directly from the article.

      • goforthanddie - Jan 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

        sprest83:

        WTF are you babbling about? Cuban voted AGAINST it? Cuban was fine with the old CBA?

        I can quote sh!t that has nothing to do with anything too. I choose to make sense instead. Consider that option.

      • sprest83 - Jan 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM

        It has everything to do with it and I quoted directly from the article. Cuban has been on record saying that, but why is kurt writing a line in the article insinuating that he is to blame for the lockout?

  4. charlutes - Jan 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Hey Cuban: If you want to make sure you get to Washington, don’t lock the players out and play hardball costing a couple months of the season. Problem solved.

    Hey Hellen: I never wanted a lockout in the first place, I was playing along with my business partners. Keep up the nice writing tho, I like your style.

  5. bearsstillsuck - Jan 4, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    I missed Kurt’s outrageously pro player nonsense articles. If only there could be a lock out every year.

  6. glink123 - Jan 4, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    did this bum actually get paid for this garbage non-story? Wtf?

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