Is Mark Cuban good or bad for basketball?

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    I Love Cuban. He Is Doing His Best To Improve The Refs. And They Really Need Improvement.. The League Goes Overboard In Trying To Control The Payers On And Off The Court. The Not Wearing Tights Next Year . Whats Up With That. And As Far As The Refs... Dan Crawford And Joey Crawford Have Gotta Go. Hail Hail To Cuban..
     
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    ESPN.com - NBA - 'Reborn' Cuban swears he'll listen to commish -- really

    I hate to say this, but everyone knows that Mark Cuban should be the Commissioner right?

    As an owner, he has the right to question how HIS league is being run. Luckily, the NBA cannot easily silence him. The man is GREAT for the sport, if only for the fact he is the voice of dissent.
     
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    I have despised Cuban for years because of what I interpreted as his flamboyancy within his wealth. But I have been gaining a respect for his no BS attitude toward those seeking to make changes to a game that didn't need any changing.

    Does anyone feel or know anyone that feels that the NBA had/has somehow become evil?...in need of revamping by a self-ordained preacher of what is right for the NBA and touting his own idealism?

    Stern's gotta go...right now. His power has gone to his head and he's trying to morph the NBA into something that sucks the life out of the game...and into what he alone thinks the game should be.

    I would take Cuban over Stern in a heartbeat.


     
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    Stern reminds me of the strict Head Master of an all boys prep school.
     
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    I just wish someone would B slap that Cheshire cat grin off his face... he reminds me of them rich catholic school kids whose mama changed his diapers 'til he was 12... he hasn't had a hard day in his life.... he needs to get a lil ghetto in his existence to understand the fight in the players... it shouldn't be life according to the primadonna league.
     
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    I've been trading emails with Mark Cuban the past couple of days. He really isn't a fan of Mr. D.

    There are clearly some things going on behind the scenes that we don't fully know about.

    He was also sounding pretty bitter on his blog site the other day.

    My RadioMaverick Show on Sirius and the NBA. - Blog Maverick
     
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    Cuban is very very rich and he earned it himself. For my money, what little I have, he can whine and snivle any time any place.

    I got to respect a self made billionaire no made how many kleenex they use.

    He also happens to be a Hooiser alumnus just like Zeke.

    Mark Cuban: America's Coolest Billionaire
     
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    When a woman talks dirty to a man it is $3.95 a minute.<<

    Not if you are married then it costs a lot more than $3.95 a minute, whether you realize it or not.
     
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    Tracy is a little shaky on the I/me rule for a writer. Interesting though.
     
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    Thanks for posting the blog. Cuban is such a sharp guy. It's fun to see the paths he has taken as an entrepreneur, because essentially all entrepreneurs have that same spirit. He has pointed out how things worked for him, how they didnt work for him and how he has come to recognize what might come to him as actually a challenge or a distraction, something that gets him off focus. Entrepreneurs are creative people, and because they are creative they can keep generating ideas and more ideas, and it's hard to rein them in. But, as Mark pointed out, they can drown you.

    Knowing his entrepreneural personality, he probably really had to review his fundamentals when he decided to yield to Stern, that it was wasting his time and energy, getting him off focus. I firmly believe Stern decided on the leather ball because of the work Cuban had physicist do. Sure, the union would have pushed and won, but I bet the union would have used Cubans work showing what research showed and how little research NBA had done. And Stern as a lawyer probably knew that. Hey, I'm sure Mark as a businessman has had his share of lawyer bull, so Stern was easy:)
     
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    Cuban on Dress Clothes at work

    Why I Don't Wear a Suit and Can't Figure Out Why Anyone Does ! - Blog Maverick

    A dig at NBA marketing

    The Lessons of T Shirts to Marketers - Blog Maverick

    Prior to the NBA totally pissing Mark off with their new "owner rules", he was one of the most sought after speakers and league guerilla marketing specialists. Some folks think he is over-estimating the effect of arena sideshow events, but I think he is making a statement that going to a game must be entertaining, and that the fans respond positively to interaction and stimulus.
     
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