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Wednesday And-1 Links: Mark Cuban cleared of insider trading

Oct 16, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT

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Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was acquitted of insider trading, a case brought by the SEC that he has blasted since the start. As you would expect of Cuban after the victory, he was modest and respectful… who are we kidding, he slammed the government prosecutors.

Kris Humphries auctioned off Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring for $749,000. So, he got something out of that marriage.

• By the way, Humphries is out of Wednesday’s Celtics preseason game with a sore foot.

Trey Burke had his finger surgery and will be in a splint for three weeks, then be re-evaluated. He expects to be back in 4-6 weeks, we’ll see.

• We already told you how Dwight Howard said he left Los Angeles this summer because he had to do what was right for Dwight. Another interesting thing he told the Orlando Sentinel — he was unhappy the Magic gave his No. 12 to another player, Tobias Harris. Really? This is another case of Howard overestimating how fondly people think of him. The bridges with Orlando fans are burned to a crisp and they have moved on, whether or not Howard has.

• Grantland has a fantastic profile of Andre Drummond.

• When NBA execs were asked to if they prefer LeBron James or peak Michael Jordan, they picked Jordan. Shocking. Who wouldn’t?

• Then players were asked about LeBron and asked to give their honest opinions. Did you really think many would give up money to play with him?

• By the way, if you want to watch LeBron work out for an hour, here you go.

Marcus Camby is still thinking about having foot surgery due to his torn plantar fascia.

• The Nets waived Marko Jaric Wednesday.

• Fun Vine from Kyrie Irving.

• Finally, check out the trailer for “Medora,” a documentary that follows a high school basketball team from a down-and-out town in Indiana. It was produced by Steve Buscemi  (Boardwalk Empire) and Stanley Tucci (Hunger Games).  Check out the trailer.

  1. freddysanford - Oct 17, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    I LOVE Pro Baskeball Talk. Best hoops site ever. And I am a cynic and pessimist. Thank you for this site NBC

  2. tibbs7 - Oct 17, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Mark Cuban has gone through a lot dealing with the SEC. The government is too big and inefficient. There is no recourse when dealing with the government. They tell you you are safer under their care. My experiences with the EPA and what they are allowed to do and say are absolutely amazing. The first time years ago the judge reprimanded the government/ EPA for bringing the case to court. Too bad it took years and six figures to rectify the outlandish accusations. What a stress. Now in the second dealing with the EPA it is different circumstances but the same shenanigans. They have unlimited resources and hopefully the media will be interested in this case. GO CUBAN and help fight for the rest of us.

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