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NBA's longest sellout streak in peril

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07:21 AM ET 10.23 | Dallas fans, consider this a challenge. The Mavericks, who currently have the world's longest-active streak of sellouts at 477 games, may be in danger of soon losing that record. During an interview with ESPN 103.3 Tuesday, owner Mark Cuban revealed that there are "about a thousand tickets left for the home opener," which takes place Oct. 30 against Atlanta. The Mavericks' streak goes back to Dec. 15, 2001, and they took the reigns as the longest-active streak in sports when the previous record-holding Boston Red Sox failed to sell out a game this past April. During the course of the Mavericks' streak, they had been perennial 50-game winners and serious title contenders, but a mediocre 2011-12 season followed up by last year's playoff-less 2012-13 campaign may have subdued fan interest.

The Dallas Morning News

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October 23, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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The Toronto Maple Leafs would beg to differ...

Currently hold the longest...


Who cares anyways... Only Cuban would care I guess.

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October 23, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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I wonder why there are still tickets left ?anyhow- even if they manage to sell the 1st home game tix....the next game probably has more empty seats and so onso they no longer will have the 'world's' longest active streak.

He'll sell them out. He donates tickets to schools or sell them at a very cheap price just to keep that record. It won't be any problem this year.

October 23, 2013  09:06 AM ET

"NBA's longest sellout streak in peril"...

No one wants to go see teams with thugs getting flagrant fouls.

<Just trying to make Dirk look tough>

October 23, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Streaks are made to be broken.....

October 23, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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"NBA's longest sellout streak in peril"...

No one wants to go see teams with thugs getting flagrant fouls.

You leave our goon alone, sir.

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October 23, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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You leave our goon alone, sir.

The EuroGoons...

Dirk
Gal
Jose

October 23, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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The EuroGoons...

Dirk
Gal
Jose

Start printing the shirts...

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October 23, 2013  10:09 AM ET

It's The Product, Bro.

October 23, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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It's The Product, Bro.

Yup.

And last year, the product was less than productive.

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October 23, 2013  04:19 PM ET

Say what you want about Cuban, but the man is probably the best owner in the NBA...

October 23, 2013  04:19 PM ET
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its the friggen Mavericks.... who cares ??

Dallas!!!

October 23, 2013  04:49 PM ET
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The EuroGoons...DirkGalJose

Pau and Manu?

October 23, 2013  06:16 PM ET
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Yup. And last year, the product was less than productive.

They had a product on the floor?

October 23, 2013  07:42 PM ET

Wow. Cuban really messed this team up.

 
October 24, 2013  02:25 AM ET
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"NBA's longest sellout streak in peril"... No one wants to go see teams with thugs getting flagrant fouls. <Just trying to make Dirk look tough>

Which teams don't?

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