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Cuban warned LeBron about Heat

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09:05 AM ET 11.28 | Dripping with sweat during a pregame workout, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told reporters Saturday that he offered forward LeBron James and James' friend and manager Maverick Carter some perspective before James decided to sign with the Heat this summer. ``Before he made his decision, what I told him was, and what I told Maverick, was that no team had ever blown up their team . . . and then added a couple free agents and won a championship,'' Cuban said. ``It's always taken someone coming from a good team to make it better and put them over the top. That's what I told him, and that's what I told Maverick.''

Miami Herald

Mark Cuban, P.A. Molumby/NBAE via Getty Images Mark Cuban, P.A. Molumby/NBAE via Getty Images
November 28, 2010  09:15 AM ET

You have no titles, Bro.

November 28, 2010  09:19 AM ET
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You have no titles, Bro.

Excellent point Bro!

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November 28, 2010  09:35 AM ET
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I think Miami will eventually be a very good team. Maybe top 4 in the NBA but without a couple of other pieces they won't win a title with their current line up. They could eventually be a regular season beast though. Look at what Lebron was able to do in Cleveland.

Although I agree mostly with this, his team in CLE was completely built around him for his unique skills. Very good shooters and good rebounders. The Heat will go far on talent alone but probably not get over the top without better role players

November 28, 2010  10:03 AM ET

except for the 05-06 heat, the 08 celtics

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November 28, 2010  10:55 AM ET
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It will be a while before they can be a legitimate top 4 team. The salary is all tied to the Big 3 which makes no room for any big time free agent. Players will not sacrifice their chance to make money to go to South Beach. One of the big 3 has to go. Either DWade or LeFake has to be traded to get some valuable assets. They are missing a low post player and they don't necessarily need a great PG because DWade or LeQuit can be the PG...

Lets see what happens after the NBA locks out the players this summer. If it goes down the way its looking it going to be a long lock out. And after its done Miami might have to trade one of them just to get under the cap. But lets see what happens.

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November 28, 2010  11:04 AM ET
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Lebron should have stayed in Cleveland.The guy seems to think he knows more than his coach.He actually bumped Coach Spo.He is a LBSprewell!

he was did wrong for doing that .....especially if it was intentional

but the entire team needs to take the blame for their horrible play

November 28, 2010  11:05 AM ET

the mavs looked great last night...excellent ball movement.....and i loved the way they used the celtics recipe to kill the heat....just go inside and score....them heat are soft down low

November 28, 2010  11:20 AM ET
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Lets see what happens after the NBA locks out the players this summer. If it goes down the way its looking it going to be a long lock out. And after its done Miami might have to trade one of them just to get under the cap. But lets see what happens.

That would be absolutely hilarious if the Heat have to trade 1 of them away! I saw a stat the other day that broke down the numbers when only two of the 3 played together. Wade/Bosh, Wade/James, James/Bosh, guess what pair scored more and were more effective?? James and Bosh.

It would be funny if the Heat had to dump a player and it was Wade, He is the only true winner on the team yet he could be the odd man out??

November 28, 2010  11:31 AM ET
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the mavs looked great last night...excellent ball movement.....and i loved the way they used the celtics recipe to kill the heat....just go inside and score....them heat are soft down low

You're right, the Mavs and Celtics have exposed the Heat for what they truly are, a weak team in the paint. If you can't control the other teams bigs down low then you can't win championships. The Heat are a good team, they need a solid big to be a great team but unfortunately for them their are no bigs to be found. And no team is going to give them a gift just so they can go on and dominate for the next 10 years.

November 28, 2010  11:58 AM ET
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You're right, the Mavs and Celtics have exposed the Heat for what they truly are, a weak team in the paint. If you can't control the other teams bigs down low then you can't win championships. The Heat are a good team, they need a solid big to be a great team but unfortunately for them their are no bigs to be found. And no team is going to give them a gift just so they can go on and dominate for the next 10 years.

all of their loses have come to teams feasting in the paint .......hell zach randolph came in when they played memphis and beat them down

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November 28, 2010  12:07 PM ET

Chicago must be looking pretty good to LeBro right now....

November 28, 2010  12:09 PM ET
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the mavs looked great last night...excellent ball movement.....and i loved the way they used the celtics recipe to kill the heat....just go inside and score....them heat are soft down low

Tyson Chandler is quietly becoming a very important piece of the puzzle here. Quite refreshing after watching Erica's less-than-stellar work the last few years.

November 28, 2010  12:09 PM ET
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all of their loses have come to teams feasting in the paint .......hell zach randolph came in when they played memphis and beat them down

The lack of size is something we heard little of in the media when the all signed but I have a feeling in the next few months it will be dominating the headlines.

I think that when the 3 got together they thought that stopping them would be almost impossible and never thought that size would be a problem. Just like all the late night infomercials say, SIZE MATTERS!

 
November 28, 2010  12:10 PM ET

"no team had ever blown up their team . . . and then added a couple free agents and won a championship,''

Wrong Mr. Cuban, that's exactly what the Celtics did in 2008.

Now a true statement is: "No team owned by Mr. Cuban ever won a championship".

LeGenius saw through you BS Mr. Cuban, and rightly chose to play with a proven champion (Wade) who beat YOUR Team in the finals a few years ago.

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