Cuban wants the world to know that the league-owned Hornets, with NBA commissioner David Stern calling the shots as de-facto owner, screwed up in making that trade.
The day begins with Boston and New York and then goes to an NBA Finals rematch with Miami at Dallas. Next up is Chicago at the Lakers, followed by the small-market special – Orlando at Oklahoma City – before CP3 makes his regular-season debut as a Clipper at Golden State in the nightcap.
“It’s more about the fact that the NBA kind of gave up on the CBA before giving it a chance, and to me, that made them hypocritical, very hypocritical, and that didn’t sit well with me.” said Cuban.
Three days later, NBA executives are still acting like children over the Chris Paul non trade.
Odom goes into a trade exception created when the Mavericks signed and traded center Tyson Chandler to the Knicks in a complicated, three-team deal.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban said the league went through the lockout to prevent this very type of deal in which small-market teams lose their superstars.
Jason Terry scored 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper in the final minute, and the Dallas Mavericks handed the New Orleans Hornets their first loss of the season, 98-95 on Monday night.