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JoeyBoy718
06-13-2011, 11:21 AM
Cuban could have probably traded Dirk over the past 13 seasons for similar talent or just to shake things up. Dirk could have left Dallas some time over the past 13 seasons to join a contender. However, the two have remained loyal to each other for their entire basketball careers. Do you know of any other owner/player relationship like this?

JJ_JKidd
06-13-2011, 11:28 AM
Cuban did to Dirk what the Nets owners couldnt do to Kidd in his prime, surround him with ENOUGH TALENT to win :clap:

Swashcuff
06-13-2011, 11:31 AM
Cuban could have probably traded Dirk over the past 13 seasons for similar talent or just to shake things up. Dirk could have left Dallas some time over the past 13 seasons to join a superteam. However, the two have remained loyal to each other for their entire basketball careers. Do you know of any other owner/player relationship like this?

The Mavs have been a contender for the most part of Dirk/Cuban's run.

Sly Guy
06-13-2011, 11:31 AM
I don't think the mavs have any problem holding onto talent, nor players wanting to join them. It's rare to see an owner so passionate about the success of his club, and the players see that.

Swashcuff
06-13-2011, 11:33 AM
Cuban did to Dirk what the Nets owners couldnt do to Kidd in his prime, surround him with ENOUGH TALENT to win :clap:

Hindsight is wonderful isn't it. Had someone said that before the season began they would have been laughed at given the fact that Dirk did not have a true #2 option and a supporting cast who has oft been described as "chokers".

JoeyBoy718
06-13-2011, 12:07 PM
The Mavs have been a contender for the most part of Dirk/Cuban's run.

Okay. So was the Jazz for most of Deron Williams' tenure with them. So were the Nuggets for most of Carmelo's tenure with them. Where are they now? Deron left the Jazz. Carmelo left the Nuggets. 13 years of coming up short and STILL sticking with your owner, player, vice versa, is a rare form of perseverance is pro sports.

csyllihp
06-13-2011, 01:19 PM
dirk all the way, loyalty is everything

JJ_JKidd
06-14-2011, 12:00 AM
Hindsight is wonderful isn't it. Had someone said that before the season began they would have been laughed at given the fact that Dirk did not have a true #2 option and a supporting cast who has oft been described as "chokers".

Dirk's #2 option is Jet, Marion, Kidd. In short, the rest of the team. Just an incredible story. Everybody contributing in Game 6 including Mahinmi. JJ and Jet huge huge huge game :clap:

One of the best NBA stories.