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Cuban blasts Kidd: 'No chance' of jersey honor

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08:03 AM ET 08.22 | Seems Jason Kidd didn't quite exit Dallas with the grace some important parties may have expected. The former Mavericks point guard apparently burned some bridges with Mavs owner Mark Cuban when Kidd decided not to re-sign and instead head to New York. Cuban said Tuesday he thought Kidd was returning to the Mavericks before the veteran point guard surprisingly changed his mind and agreed to sign with the Knicks. "I was more than upset," Cuban told the Ben and Skin show on 103.3 [KESN-FM]. "I thought he was coming (back). I was [ticked]." That answer came after Cuban was asked if Kidd would have his jersey in the rafters one day at AAC. Cuban said there was "no chance" of that happening after the way things ended.

The Dallas Morning News

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August 22, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Well seems like someone needs a hug...Where is Dirk when you need him?

August 22, 2012  08:41 AM ET

I'm fine with it. If a player turns his back on the team you don't reward him later.

August 22, 2012  08:43 AM ET

How about just sending Kidd a nice parting gift.


Like... maybe a fifth of his favorite "cruising" liquor.

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August 22, 2012  08:45 AM ET

who cares about jersey honor anyway?

August 22, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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Kidd was probably over the Mavs when Cubano let a championship team walk away without even trying to defend their title. Cubano needs to look at his own self to understand where the loyalty went.

exactly

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August 22, 2012  09:26 AM ET

There Are No Guarantees In Life, Bro.

August 22, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Did you hear the whole interview? Yuup, Cuban was really pissed. Kidd decided to stay and then change his mind last minute. Kidd's number will go up. Cuban is just hurt right now. He brought Finley back and he was really pissed at him.

Yes. It's just emotion right now. Kidd's jersey will be there, and probably before Terry's. Both will be after Dirk.

August 22, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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There Are No Guarantees In Life, Bro.

other than you saying 'bro'?

August 22, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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Yup - At least Cuban is honest - A lot of other owners hide behind their management with the standard "no comment" & "wish the former player the best"

Yeah, good point. Cuban is open and direct.

August 22, 2012  09:45 AM ET

What have you done for me lately, Jason, besides hurt my feelings?

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August 22, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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I'm fine with it. If a player turns his back on the team you don't reward him later.

I'm also fine with it too, although I don't view it like you do. I wasn't exactly thrilled to death that my Knicks signed him at this stage of his "HOF" career. I also don't know that Kidd did enough during his stints with the Mavs to really deserve his Jersery in the rafters. I think he should go in the Hall as a Net (MPO). In fact if Cuban somehow changes his mind (possibe) it would be nice to have a second HOF'er beside Dirk to also rep the Mavs. In any event, Kidd will be honor without Cubans input anyways so it really doesn't matter. Cuban get over yourself.........you made the "profound" blunder of blowing up your team and not giving the team a chance at a second ring. "It is you whom exhibited little faith in them.

August 22, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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Did you hear the whole interview? Yuup, Cuban was really pissed. Kidd decided to stay and then change his mind last minute. Kidd's number will go up. Cuban is just hurt right now. He brought Finley back and he was really pissed at him.

Cuban needs to get over it...he wanted J.Kidd to wait until his courtship of D.Will was over, then use him as the backup plan. Got he got burned.. J.Kidd 1 - Mark Cuban 0

 
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