Mark Cuban is happy we got Artest, though not in the same context that you make think.

ESPN: The Los Angeles Lakers opened the championship window for the rest of the Western Conference contenders by signing controversial swingman Ron Artest, according to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

Mark Cuban disses Lakers, Artest

Mark Cuban pleased the Lakers now have Ron Artest

“I tell you what, now that they’ve got Ron Artest, I couldn’t think of anything better,” Cuban said during an appearance on Dallas’ ESPN 103.3. “If you would have said, what one player — and I’ll get killed over this — what one player would you like to see on the Lakers? Ron Artest.

“Could you imagine? Ron Artest has got the ball, and Kobe’s standing there, ‘Throw me the ball.’ Thank you, Ron Artest.”

Cuban didn’t back down off the air when given an opportunity to clarify his comments or elaborate.

“I think he’ll add some character to that team,” Cuban said with a smirk. “Whether it will be positive or negative will be interesting to see.”

The Dallas Mavericks’ road opener is against the Lakers on Oct. 30.

  • kob24

    Mark Cuban needs to shut his mouth, but u know what this just gives the lakers another reason to beat the hell of the mavericks this season AGAIN. Mark cubans just mad were a waaaaaaay better team then his stupid ass mavericks who cant get anywhere, and he can continue to suck nowitzki’s dick cause marion is a joke now after he left phoenix hes bin goiong down hill. Artest will prove everyone wrong this year people just think hes so bad for every team he goes to just cause of one incident that happened in 2004. fuk u mark cuban, Lakers reapeat Bitch!!!!

  • daboss1848

    only way cuban is wrong is if we win the ship . . . the beauty of sports is that all talk gets settled between the lines.

  • Zen and Tonic

    Nice picture Cuban. Now you’re puckered at both ends. Give us your take when YOUR team has a championship legacy.

  • Zen and Tonic

    Keep sucking that lemon til 10/30.

  • Myself

    Cuban just mad cuz he thought when he got kidd that the was final piece to win a championship. It’s cool, let him keep talking sh*t and the Lakers will handle them on the court, and than he’s going to start crying and sending tapes to the league of how Artest was supposedly playing dirty.

  • lakers0828

    Yeah Mr Cuban Can Keep Kiss Dirks azz and Keep Talking Trash cause thats all hes good for When it comes down to manning up Lakers will always own His stupid ass Mavvs

  • TonyF

    Artest needs challenge and he readsveverything. This is good. Ron can make Cuban eat more than his words, oh boy in less than 30 days

  • KeyTurn

    It’s all good Cuban talk is cheap. How many titles teams have the MAVs assembled under your rule? Let’s see, there was the ’06 horrific collapse in the finals to Shaq, Wade and co. and the following yr? Best record in the league with another pathetic collapes to the GSW of all teams. And to save face a yr later he decides to trade away a rising star in Harris, for the sinking yesteryear play of I once was a Kidd. No matter how hard Cuban trys to deny it, he has to feel regret for this absolutely idiotic
    trade. Then to add insult to injury, he signs the 90 year old Kidd to an extension til 2012? WTF? Maybe Cuban should focus on his own squad instead of taking shoots at the champs.

    Let’s see how good Marion, or Howard or even Gooden play against Ron Ron.

    Keep talking Cuban LAL will keep winning championships.

  • LC09

    oct 30th thats all i gotta say..hope cuban is there at staples so ron ron can shut cuban up hahahahaha

  • gugy

    I think I have to agreed with Donald Trump.

    Mark Cuban is a loser!

  • LakersFirst

    Cuban’s record of player personnel is pretty sad. First he let Steve Nash…for nothing. Then he traded Devin Harris for Jason Kidd (WTF????). I’ve learned that when it comes to players, teams should do the opposite of what Cuban does.

  • PTG23

    MARK CUBAN IS A FUCKIN’ IDIOT. LAST TIME HE SAID SOMETHING THIS STUPID WAS WHEN THEY WERE GETTING THEIR ASS HANDED TO THEM BY THE DENVER NUGGETS; I BELIEVE THAT QUOTE WAS “Your son is a punk.” WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT…..DENVER STOMPED THEIR ASS. HE WAS JUST MESSIN’ WITH A SPARK WHEN IT CAME TO DENVER. NOW HE WANTS TO PLAY WITH FIRE WITH THE LAKERS. CUBAN, YOU BETTER HOPE KIDD’S INCONSISTENT ASS BRINGS HIS A-GAME BECAUSE YA BOY SHAWN MARION IS GETTING SHUT DOWN BY ARTEST. SERIOUSLY, THERE IS NO ONE ON THE THAT CAN MATCH UP WITH THE LAKERS AND I MEAN NO ONE.

  • Robert

    Cuban is just a player hater. I think that he (and every other team in the NBA) is going to be quite surprised at the Laker’s dominance.
    Also, he forgot to mention that Artest and Kobe are both All-Defensive, over the last 8 years or so. They’re going to shut down everyone else. (Kobe and Ron-Ron are defensive ‘roamers’ – add LO to that, and you have unmatched defensive length in the NBA).

  • Popcorn

    Thanks Cuban, now if the Lakers and Dallas meet in the playoffs I could see Kobe getting the ball and Oh, btw do you remember how Kobe own the Mavs for the last I don’t know 8-9 years Lol. I see the double team for Kobe and Kobe just setting a motivated Artest. Enjoy it. Lol

  • BShawk

    Dirk and his tranny ho in jail will lead the Mavericks and Cuban to another crap finish. Cuban should put his energy in finding a new boyfriend for Dirk.

  • http://vinginor laker raja

    Cuban you really stuck a dick in your mouth this time.
    Does adding fuel to the fire meaning anything a hole.
    Phil hates you Kobe hates you now you got the craziest mother in sports against you.
    Ron Ron is gonna FUCK YOU UP.

  • Short Dog

    cuban needs to move to the east coast. The West and the championship is going to the Lakers. Don’t hate the player hate the game.

  • reg

    Wow. Just stumbled on this a year plus later. I’m sure Mark Cuban is eating his words now since Ron was one of the biggest reasons that the Lakers won game 7.

    I love it.