Anyone seen Mark Cuban lately? He is due on stage soon if things go according to plan.
Out of sight out of mind, I guess. I hadn't thought about him so far during the NBA Finals until last night as I watched Lebron lose the biggest game of his life (his words, not mine).
I'm not your typical fan. I enjoy sports playoffs more in the early rounds than toward the championship because more often than not my team isn't one of the final 2 or 4 teams and there aren't as many underdogs (likable teams) around.
So this year is a little different because I kind of like the Mavs even if I thought the most intriguing Final would pit the Bulls against the Thunder. We'll never know if I'm all talk or not but I think I would have watched all of that series.
Anyway, I started to reminisce some of my favorite NBA playoff memories and the Mavs come to mind a lot. I enjoyed their battles with Pheonix back in the day and I was disappointed they couldn't disappoint Shaq when the Heat beat them in the Finals a few years ago.
The more I thought about the Mavs the more my memory was filled with the distraction that is Mark Cuban.
But I can't think of one time in the 2011 playoffs that I've seen him on the bench or on the court or in the media, which is a bit out of character so I'm assuming it is by design. Seems to be working. I wonder if all that pent up MC is going to pop on Sunday or Tuesday if the Mavs get this done.