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#1 magicbalala245

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Posted October 20, 2008 - 04:51 PM

Back when Kobe was demanding a trade Avery would of like Dirk to be traded for Kobe. Only problem was Cuban didn't want too :lol: what an idiot I trade dirk for kobe in a heartbeat

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It was no secret that the intense Avery Johnson often butted heads with outspoken owner Mark Cuban. NBA sources say Johnson would have been OK with Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki being dealt to the Lakers for Kobe Bryant or the Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett, but Cuban wasn't. Cuban's hands-on approach and vocal nature toward the referees also were challenging for Johnson to deal with. According to NBA sources, Johnson would have preferred that the team be kept intact with young point guard Devin Harris last season rather than trading for veteran Jason Kidd. But the trade was made, and the Mavericks went a disappointing 16-13 with Kidd and were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs.


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Posted October 20, 2008 - 04:54 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted October 20, 2008 - 04:57 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol:


you know what's funny he wouldn't do that deal but he would do a deal of giving the whole house for Kidd
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Posted October 20, 2008 - 05:15 PM

Cuban's a....-_-




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Posted October 20, 2008 - 05:23 PM

cuban is just too much of a fan. it's like if we owned the Lakers, bynum would have been traded for kidd or maybe lamar and bynum for Jermaine Oneal -_- . but when you are a relatively young billionaire thats how things go
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Posted October 20, 2008 - 07:47 PM

Cuban has acquired Juwan Howard's mega contract, Erick Dampier, and an over-aged J. Kidd, after he had a very valid excuse to walk away from the deal.

He needs to get away from the day to day, and just let a good, solid exec have access to his pocket book.

He'd be much better off owning a baseball team (although I hope he doesn't end up owning the Cubs, because I hate them), and just letting a good GM run the show, and spend like crazy.

Ted Turner used to manipulate the Braves too much; but, when he finally wisened up and let Bobby Cox, and then John Schuerholz take control, and still spend his money, they ended up being great.

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Posted October 20, 2008 - 07:49 PM

you know what's funny he wouldn't do that deal but he would do a deal of giving the whole house for Kidd


exactly. :lol:

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Posted October 20, 2008 - 08:53 PM

The reason why the Mavericks aren't successful is because Cuban is running the team like a GM.

He needs some professional help and that help should be making all the decisions and going to him for a final say. Cuban thinks he's like Jerry West or something.

Edited by KuYa JL, October 20, 2008 - 08:55 PM.


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Posted October 20, 2008 - 09:14 PM

Well..sucks for Cuban that Dirks going to retire soon.

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Posted October 20, 2008 - 10:13 PM

Alright guys if Dallas did trade Dirk for Kobe do you think Mavs will win at least title with a Kidd + Kobe combo assuming they make that Kidd trade still? And how will our Lakers look with Dirk, LO, & Bynum on our frontcourt

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Posted October 20, 2008 - 10:20 PM

well apparently cuban is so loyal its made him a terrible business man
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Posted October 20, 2008 - 11:12 PM

Glad it didn't happen, and I bet Kobe is glad as well.
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Posted October 20, 2008 - 11:20 PM

cuban is just too much of a fan. it's like if we owned the Lakers, bynum would have been traded for kidd or maybe lamar and bynum for Jermaine Oneal :D . but when you are a relatively young billionaire thats how things go


Exactly

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Posted October 21, 2008 - 12:41 AM

Sad...sad, sad, sad.

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Posted October 21, 2008 - 02:28 AM

Alright guys if Dallas did trade Dirk for Kobe do you think Mavs will win at least title with a Kidd + Kobe combo assuming they make that Kidd trade still? And how will our Lakers look with Dirk, LO, & Bynum on our frontcourt

Can't assume that.

And hey, I guess he likes Dirk.

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Posted October 21, 2008 - 11:36 AM

Alright guys if Dallas did trade Dirk for Kobe do you think Mavs will win at least title with a Kidd + Kobe combo assuming they make that Kidd trade still? And how will our Lakers look with Dirk, LO, & Bynum on our frontcourt



well assuming that we traded LO too cuz im pretty sure we would have still gotten PAU for cheap, hey a front court of AB, Pau, and Dirk is crazy ....and whomever we got for LO (a really good SG or PG or both) would make the team pretty good but i dont know if it would be as good as it is now
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