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Stunned Mark Cuban emphasizes 'This
isn't about basketball' as NBA halts season

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 3/12/2020 4:01:46 AM

DALLAS -- Mark Cuban's jaw dropped when Dallas Mavericks vice president of basketball communications Scott Tomlin sat next to him early in Wednesday's third quarter and showed him the email from the NBA league office announcing that the rest of the season had been suspended. "This is crazy. This can't be true," the Mavs owner told ESPN's Tom Rinaldi during an in-game interview, summing up his initial reaction. "I mean, it's not within the realm of possibility. It seemed more like out of a movie than reality."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/12/2020 5:34:01 AM (No. 343714)
This is definitely hysteria level action. There were so many alternatives that could have been used. But they over-reacted. Fine by me. I stopped watching thugball anyway when tattoos became the standard uniform.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter 3/12/2020 5:38:21 AM (No. 343715)
Ok, what about us season ticket holders? I remember having a devil of a time getting season ticket money back after the last baseball strike. The Mavericks are already collecting money for next year.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/12/2020 6:02:35 AM (No. 343726)
I am truly sorry that people didn't listen to Donald Trump back in January. Of course, he was a racist and didn't like the Asian culture. Blah, blah, blah. He wanted to handle it sensibly. Oh, wait, sensible in the same sentence as a liberal? Hysteria and panic has consequences. . .
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 3/12/2020 6:41:15 AM (No. 343749)
99% percent of the country will appreciate the lighter traffic, reduced sports talk around the office and television hype over a sport restricted to very tall black men.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 3/12/2020 7:07:19 AM (No. 343769)
Too much to hope this bankrupts him, I suppose.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/12/2020 8:14:23 AM (No. 343822)
The NBA has to support the hysteria agenda.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: anniebc 3/12/2020 8:56:16 AM (No. 343870)
We're living in the era of weak Americans. We need more MAGA!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: moebellini3 3/12/2020 9:14:57 AM (No. 343891)
This is crazy. This can't be true, but yes Mark Cuban it is true. Why because of the freakin panic and hysteria caused by your media.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: tom7 3/12/2020 9:32:12 AM (No. 343919)
This kind of things happen when you work for the Chinese. But its OK - Cuban might be "stunned", but he has gotten plenty rich by selling out to the Chinese Communist Party.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 3/12/2020 11:05:18 AM (No. 344053)
Well, I have said that "if they never played another basketball game, I wouldn't notice".....so, I won't notice. But some folks will be unhappy. Se la vie.
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