We all know how much Mark Cuban adores Dirk Nowitzki but I didn’t know his love went this far…

Fan Nation: 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.

  • Lakers 24 7

    Mavs are homo’s, they had 2 straight(and i use that term lightly) chances to win a title and they blew it (literally)

  • lakerschamps09

    hahaha F them man… that would have been a steal if we traded kobe for mavs… soo good thing that neva happened

  • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

    KG for Dirk woudl probably be a fair trade. But if he was offered Kobe for Dirk and he turned it down, then he’s one um….imbecile.


    I would hate to be apart of the mavs with an owner that is sooo annoying… he has all the right to be vocal and a presence in his team but he must drive the coaches and staff crazy!


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    This is the only time that any of you guys will see me show love for anyone out of the LAKERS ORGANIZATION, but hmm I can’t bad mouth you or disrespect you in any way because you are not talking shit about anything LAKER related, but I do have to get cuban’s back on this, he is……. I don’t know how to say it but we all got to love cuban. But with all that said he is nothing LAKER related so whatever he does it’s on him. I learned not to show any respect for any other team out there because……. man 2 seasons ago when the punk ass celdicks pretty much founder, red auerbach, past away I felt like that was a huge thing since our CHICK past, but not at all close in my opinion, I had to show that punk ass organization respect, and then come next season……. well we all know F*CK the bitch ass celdicks. But hay you learn new shit every day.


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    I can respect the faggot but NO ONE needs to love him!?! he’s annoying, if you hire a GM and a coach, they must be qualified enough to do their duties, whereas mop head is all up in the mix and doesnt allow his coach to coach or his General Manager manage!


    [Comment ID #52782 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Hmm I wouldn’t say annoying because that is, and only should be used by a chick, not a man. But you could be a chick as far as I know. And I will give you the love thing vs respect thing, and let me say it all again, I should of said respect him as a person, being a great guy, not the way he does his job as a owner. But cuban loves that organization and I know that he wouldn’t trade that job for anything in the whole world. But with all that said I’M A LAKER FAN AND ONLY A LAKER FAN, so like I said whatever he does to put him in a bad situation is all on him.