New Orleans Hornets
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.
Lamar Odom’s solid first start of the season helped the Dallas Mavericks overcome the absence of star forward Dirk Nowitzki.
“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.
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.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 12 of his 32 points in the decisive third quarter, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 121-89 victory over the Hornets in the season finale Wednesday night – and leaving both teams waiting a few hours for their playoff seed and first-round foe to be determined.
Jarrett Jack scored 21 points, hitting three free throws to complete an unlikely 8-0 run inside the final 1:13, and the New Orleans Hornets edged the Dallas Mavericks 93-92 on Wednesday night.
It would have been Stojakovic’s first chance to play in New Orleans since the Hornets traded him to Toronto in November.
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.