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    mavs might not get championship rings?

    2011 NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to foot the bill for championship parade - ESPN Dallas



    "One area where Cuban hinted he might break with tradition is presenting championship rings to his players.


    "I might not get rings," the Mavs' billionaire owner told NBATV. "Rings are old school. You've seen it before: There's guys who pick up the sweats and towels and they have these big, blingy rings. I'm like, 'Rings are done. It's time to take it to the next level.'""


    i had no idea owners were responsible for getting the championship rings. i figured the league did that. and what exactly would the "next level" be, a golden unicorn?



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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    2011 NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to foot the bill for championship parade - ESPN Dallas



    "One area where Cuban hinted he might break with tradition is presenting championship rings to his players.


    "I might not get rings," the Mavs' billionaire owner told NBATV. "Rings are old school. You've seen it before: There's guys who pick up the sweats and towels and they have these big, blingy rings. I'm like, 'Rings are done. It's time to take it to the next level.'""


    i had no idea owners were responsible for getting the championship rings. i figured the league did that. and what exactly would the "next level" be, a golden unicorn?

    It's got to be crowns, doesn't it? I mean, a crown would definitely be the next step up from a ring, and it's got the double entendre going as well. Has to be it.


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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    That sucks for the players to be denied something so iconic because the owner wants to be different.


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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    That sucks for the players to be denied something so iconic because the owner wants to be different.
    I'd bet a lot of money they'll get rings.



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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    That sucks for the players to be denied something so iconic because the owner wants to be different.
    I'll bet they get both.



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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    That sucks for the players to be denied something so iconic because the owner wants to be different.
    These guys are not being denied anything. They are multi-million dollar athletes....go have a ring custom made.



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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    How about a custom made championship Rolex? That would be something I would take over a ring.


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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by clonestar12 View Post
    These guys are not being denied anything. They are multi-million dollar athletes....go have a ring custom made.
    If the players don't want rings or don't care, that's fine. However, if they want rings and Cuban "takes it to the next level" anyway, then Cuban is just being an attention whore.


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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    If the players don't want rings or don't care, that's fine. However, if they want rings and Cuban "takes it to the next level" anyway, then Cuban is just being an attention whore.
    He kind of is an attention whore anyway. Only reason he was quiet during the Finals was because Rick Carlisle was smart and told him to keep his trap shut.

    I mean how many times has he been in the media for non-NBA things? He has Radical Football to challenge the BCS and wanted to buy the Cubs and I don't even know if he was serious about it (They might be better if he WAS the owner).

    On a related note I found a picture of Dirk.




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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Are any of you people serious? Cuban is the greatest owner in the League. The players love him and the NBA loves him, he is now involved in all League decisions. the guy is genius and I bet they go with Pendants or Watches because it is a new era.

    Cuban was not told by Coach to keep his mouth shut....like a coach would tell his boss that...Come on Man!!



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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    I'm not a big jewelry fan. Other than my plain wedding band, I've never worn jewelry, but how can you not love a championship ring? Those things are bad ***!!!


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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclone06 View Post
    Are any of you people serious? Cuban is the greatest owner in the League. The players love him and the NBA loves him, he is now involved in all League decisions. the guy is genius and I bet they go with Pendants or Watches because it is a new era.

    Cuban was not told by Coach to keep his mouth shut....like a coach would tell his boss that...Come on Man!!
    Fail. Cuban is not the greatest owner in the NBA. Never has been, and likely never will be. When he's hung 10 title banners, won over the span of his ownership (like Jerry Buss has), maybe we'll talk about that. And in case your forgot, Cuban's players took him aside a few a years ago (back around 2006) and told him to shut his mouth because he was being a distraction during the games. That right there pretty much disqualifies you from "best owner" status.

    Reports: Nowitzki says Cuban should back off refs - NBA - ESPN


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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    That sucks for the players to be denied something so iconic because the owner wants to be different.
    no way, what ever cuban does will be a lot better/bigger than rings... cuban is awesome. no one wheres class rings, high school championships rings, big 10 rings, ask ohio state... no one in todays world wants that crap.. maybe in a trophy case, but cuban will get them something for sure...



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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsCYence View Post
    He kind of is an attention whore anyway. Only reason he was quiet during the Finals was because Rick Carlisle was smart and told him to keep his trap shut.

    I mean how many times has he been in the media for non-NBA things? He has Radical Football to challenge the BCS and wanted to buy the Cubs and I don't even know if he was serious about it (They might be better if he WAS the owner).

    On a related note I found a picture of Dirk.

    hes been quiet the entire playoffs... ps, not just the finals... just about the entire year.



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    Re: mavs might not get championship rings?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Fail. Cuban is not the greatest owner in the NBA. Never has been, and likely never will be. When he's hung 10 title banners, won over the span of his ownership (like Jerry Buss has), maybe we'll talk about that. And in case your forgot, Cuban's players took him aside a few a years ago (back around 2006) and told him to shut his mouth because he was being a distraction during the games. That right there pretty much disqualifies you from "best owner" status.

    Reports: Nowitzki says Cuban should back off refs - NBA - ESPN
    When Cuban was running his mouth in prior years, he and the Mavs were marked. Stern had the crosshairs squarely on MC until he finally got the message. He is a very good owner when he keeps his mouth shut.
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