Cuban pissed over the Landry trade
Old 02-23-2011, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isnít too happy with the league-owned and funded New Orleans Hornets taking back salary and sending cash in todayís trade for Sacramento forward Carl Landry. That a franchise previously on such shaky financial ground that it needed an NBA bailout earlier this season actually increased its payroll greatly irritated Cuban. ďThatís just wrong. Thatís just wrong. Thatís just absolutely, positively wrong,íĒ an incredulous Cuban said before tonightís Dallas-Utah game. ďIíll probably go against the grain from everybody else, but that is so far wrong that itís not even close. ďThereís so few teams in the league that can afford to do that and yet weíre allowing a team thatís owned by the league to do that?Ē NBA.com
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Move em to Vancouver already so we can move on.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Deal with it, its not against the rules, and its part of the game. Their making a run so shut the hell up.

Cuban whines and complains all the time. I personally hate the guy.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Deal with it, its not against the rules, and its part of the game. Their making a run so shut the hell up.

Cuban whines and complains all the time. I personally hate the guy.
You realize the NBA own the Hornets and they're using money from the NBA to complete this trade right?
He has the right to be angry.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You realize the NBA own the Hornets and they're using money from the NBA to complete this trade right?
He has the right to be angry.
Who cares, i get that they're owned, doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to get pieces to make their run, hell it might end up helping the team in the end by getting some intrest. Teams gonna be gone soon anyway.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Who cares, i get that they're owned, doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to get pieces to make their run, hell it might end up helping the team in the end by getting some intrest. Teams gonna be gone soon anyway.
what cuban is getting at is that the owners are most likely going to pick up the tab on the a team that is losing money and the NBA has the right to go and add more to that tab without asking the people who are playing for it.
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Vancouver Hornets has a nice ring to it.

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Old 02-23-2011, 11:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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they need to sell that team, seems like a conflict of interest
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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what cuban is getting at is that the owners are most likely going to pick up the tab on the a team that is losing money and the NBA has the right to go and add more to that tab without asking the people who are playing for it.
My point is, this is their best shot to make a run right now, they probably won't go far but if they're gonna move the team anyway, why not let them have a shot to generate interest. If it doesn't work out this year ship em out.
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My point is, this is their best shot to make a run right now, they probably won't go far but if they're gonna move the team anyway, why not let them have a shot to generate interest. If it doesn't work out this year ship em out.
You clearly don't get it.

It's like you being forced into paying for someone else's debt, and what that person does is basically add more debt on for you to pay off while they look for a means to sustain themselves.

If you wouldn't be bothered by that, then by all means please take on my credit card bills, and maybe I will give you my parents' mortgage to pay off as well, while I'm still in school looking to "better myself".
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My point is, this is their best shot to make a run right now, they probably won't go far but if they're gonna move the team anyway, why not let them have a shot to generate interest. If it doesn't work out this year ship em out.
okay....ur arguing something that is totally not the issue here....
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If I can take a contrary view to Cuban (even though I understand and, in some sense, agree with his central point):

What if this trade helps the team perform this season? What if it gets the team further in the post-season? What if that performance increases the value of the franchise? What if it makes the team easier to sell?

Granted, those are a lot of assumptions, but I don't think it is quite as unreasonable as Cuban seems to be arguing.
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If I can take a contrary view to Cuban (even though I understand and, in some sense, agree with his central point):

What if this trade helps the team perform this season? What if it gets the team further in the post-season? What if that performance increases the value of the franchise? What if it makes the team easier to sell?

Granted, those are a lot of assumptions, but I don't think it is quite as unreasonable as Cuban seems to be arguing.
I see your path of logic, but the chances of that actually playing out are slim to none.

Cuban is 100% correct.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Looked into the deal; this issue is blown totally out of proportion. If NO were to abuse their position and make several of these deals, I could see why it would be a conflict of interest, but as a single trade, it's really not that bad. The trade was Carl Landry for Marcus Thornton plus cash considerations.

Reading the title it seemed like they were trading Landry for a bag of cash; they also got a player who was very solid last year as a rookie.
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Looked into the deal; this issue is blown totally out of proportion. If NO were to abuse their position and make several of these deals, I could see why it would be a conflict of interest, but as a single trade, it's really not that bad. The trade was Carl Landry for Marcus Thornton plus cash considerations.

Reading the title it seemed like they were trading Landry for a bag of cash; they also got a player who was very solid last year as a rookie.
The issue is that NO doesn't exist. Its a governing Body making moves for a team that would never be capable of making on their own. Sure the NBA is trying to create a product that is more attractive to sell but its at the expense of the other owners and the expense of fare competition.

P.s. How shitty is the Kings GM they basically just traded Kevin Martin for Marcus Thorton and cash considerations. Good luck in Anaheim.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Fuck Cuban. That guy should quit his job, and just become a regular on entourage. whens the guy gonna face it , that Dallas aint gonna win a championship. They just wont. Its a cursed franchise
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somebody should tell cuban to keep his mouth shut because for all he knows the nba could have plans to rigg a maverick title this year. Texas as a whole is doing much better economicly then other states, the milking has begun
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The problem isn't that they are spending money so that they can possibly make it back in the future, or make the franchise easier to sell. The problem is that they are doing this without discussing it with the owners, which will eventually have to pay the Hornets' debts. If they had come to a unified decision to do this, then so be it. But the fact that the NBA is calling the shots and then expecting someone else to pay for it is wrong.
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Deal with it, its not against the rules, and its part of the game. Their making a run so shut the hell up.

Cuban whines and complains all the time. I personally hate the guy.
Dude, Cuban is right, that is tottally taking advantage of the situation. I belive the words conflict of interest come to mind.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:44 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Cuban is just being a whiny baby.

Yes he has a point.

Yes it's a conflict of interest.

Who cares.

The NBA bought the New Orleans Hornets for $310 million dollars, and in this transaction they're taking on just over 2 million. Woopdy doo.

Would leaving the franchise to die in the water be more valuable than taking 2 million in salary? Does a playoff push not generate revenue?

The Hornets coaches, players would be motivated playing for a team operating handicapped; unable to make perfectly legal transactions that any other team could make?
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