NBA: Mark Cuban Answers Kevin Durant’s 1-on-1 All Star Challenge: “I beat Dirk, I can beat him”

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Kevin Durant is the reigning MVP and scoring champ but his All-Star selection this year was a bit controversial since he’s only appeared in 24 of his team’s 51 games to this point in the season.  The ever competitive Durant stood by his selection and when asked whether or not another player should have been chosen he said, “Whoever want my spot can play me one-on-one for it.”  At the time it was taken as a challenge to Damian Lillard who wrote a lengthy Instagram caption about being snubbed.  As you know Lillard never responded to that and was later chosen to replace the injured Blake Griffin.  Someone else however took Durant up on his offer, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

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(Videos) On The Next @HBO Real Sports: Mark Cuban, The Watts Bears, Ref Assaults & More

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Check out what’s coming up on the next episode of Real Sports Tuesday, Nov. 25th at 9pm ET/PT on HBO…

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NBA: Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Hints the Thunder Should Tank This Season

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The injury bug hit the Oklahoma City Thunder hard as they lost their two stars, Kevin Durant (foot fracture) and Russell Westbrook (hand fracture), along with several other players including Anthony Morrow, Grant Jerrett, Mitch McGary, Andre Roberson and Perry Jones III.  Many people have said this is a lost season for them and even Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban hinted that they should tank.

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(Photos) NBA: LMAO Man Threatens to Slap Mark Cuban At Mavericks Game & Cuban Claps Back!

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There’s always some troll on Twitter who takes a picture at major sporting events and asks for retweets so they can do something crazy.  Well this time they messed with the wrong person.  The troll took a picture of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban during their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.  He said he would slap Cuban if he got 200 RT’s.  Well several people @’d Cuban with the tweet and Cuban decided to clap back at the troll.

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NBA: Kevin Durant Says Mark Cuban’s Give Up Guaranteed Contracts Suggestion “Doesn’t Make Sense”

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With the NBA’s new TV deal worth $24 billion and the subsequent rise in the salary cap, Kevin Durant suggested they should get rid of max contracts in the new CBA.  Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban countered that argument saying if they get rid of max contracts then players have to give up guaranteed contracts as well.  Kevin Durant is apparently not fond of that idea.

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NBA: Mark Cuban Says If Players Want to Get Rid of Max Contracts They Have to Give Up Guaranteed Contracts

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With the new NBA TV deal and the players ability to opt-out and renegotiate the collective bargaining agreement slowly approaching, there’s been plenty of discussion about player contracts and some big changes that could be made.  Kevin Durant suggested that there should no longer be max contracts, therefore eliminating the limit on how much players could be offered.  Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had a counter for that suggestion and said if that goes through then contracts should no longer be guaranteed.

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NBA: Houston Rockets GM Responds To Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban’s Criticism

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Cuban, who is known for keeping it all the way real, had some choice insults about the Houston Rockets for months. From criticizing the Dwight Howard deal to the whole Chandler Parsons fiasco, Cuban intensified the rivalry between the two teams. Rockets GM Daryl Morey finally fired back at Cuban. Hit the jump for details.

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NBA: Whaaat? Mark Cuban Says He Would Sell The Mavericks For This Ridiculous Amount of Money

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Steve Ballmer significantly raised the value of every NBA team when he purchased the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.  It had several owners estimating what the worth of their team would be if they decided to sell.  Well there’s one owner we’ll never have to worry about leaving, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

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NBA: New Rivals, Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says He Wanted to Kick Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s A**!

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Sports teams in the same area always have a good rivalry, like how the media tried to push the Knicks and Nets.  Well Texas has three teams, the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets.  The Mavericks and Spurs have a long history with the Spurs usually coming out on top but now that the Rockets are re-emerging as contenders, a new rivalry has arisen.

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NBA: Mark Cuban Wants the NBA to Create Its Own World Cup

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Some owners have been very skeptical about loaning their star players to play in international games like the FIBA run Olympics and World Cup.  In the wake of Paul George’s gruesome leg injury during Team USA’s scrimmage, one of the biggest advocates against the notion, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is speaking out.

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