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Knick_Fever
08-22-2012, 10:45 AM
By Hoopsworld:

How many championship banners would be hanging in the American Airlines Center rafters had the Mavericks traded for Kobe Bryant in 2007?

That may seem like a far-fetched idea but Mavs owner Mark Cuban said Tuesday morning that it was almost a reality in the summer of 2007.

“When I was doing Dancing with the Stars, I was taking breaks because I was talking to Kobe’s agent because Kobe wanted to get traded,” Cuban explained on the Ben and Skin Show on 103.3 [KESN-FM]. “Literally, between Dancing with the Stars practices I had thought we traded for Kobe Bryant. I even talked to their owner and thought we were going to have done deal, and [Lakers GM] Mitch Kupchak changed [Kobe’s] mind and brought him back.”

Wow, I didnt know it was that close to happening. Hmmm, the possibilities...

http://www.hoopsworld.com/cuban-mavs-were-close-to-kobe-trade

Raidaz4Life
08-22-2012, 10:47 AM
Wonder what for?

waveycrockett
08-22-2012, 10:58 AM
when was this? Like '05?

Tmath
08-22-2012, 11:08 AM
when was this? Like '05?

It clearly says 2007 twice in the article.

Hellcrooner
08-22-2012, 11:10 AM
yea right.

So mitch was gonna trade him for a bunch of crap.

Or mavs were gonna surrender dirk.

yeah, sure :rolleyes:

waveycrockett
08-22-2012, 11:15 AM
At the time every GM was on Devin Harris nuts sack so he would have been decent. But what else?

netsgiantsyanks
08-22-2012, 11:20 AM
i think dirk was gonna be involved in the deal. that's all i remember.

GREATNESS ONE
08-22-2012, 11:22 AM
:worthy: Mitch Kupchak

BobbyHillSwag
08-22-2012, 11:26 AM
Lol It would be stupid to trade Dirk for kobe. I dont think GodBE would have gotten a chip with that mavs team.

waveycrockett
08-22-2012, 11:26 AM
i think dirk was gonna be involved in the deal. that's all i remember.

I doubt it but if so LA would of won that trade.

Hellcrooner
08-22-2012, 12:03 PM
i think dirk was gonna be involved in the deal. that's all i remember.

Doubt it.

They rejected to include Dirk to a deal in 04 for shaq.

RealLiveBear
08-22-2012, 12:05 PM
But imagine the FA Cuban could have used Kobe to attract, With Kobe on your team and Mark Cubans money it would have been fun to see the team he put together.

smith&wesson
08-22-2012, 12:12 PM
they still would have had dampier at C so they wouldnt have won ****.

tapajafri
08-22-2012, 01:56 PM
they still would have had dampier at C so they wouldnt have won ****.

lol wow

tapajafri
08-22-2012, 01:59 PM
At the time every GM was on Devin Harris nuts sack so he would have been decent. But what else?

Maybe Jason Terry?

StinkEye
08-22-2012, 02:06 PM
Kobe would not have won a chip in Dallas.

GunFactor187
08-22-2012, 02:30 PM
The Pistons were extremely close to trading for Bryant back in 2007 as well, deal was Rip, Prince, Amir Johnson, and a First Rounder for him, unfortunately though the NTC was used...

THE MTL
08-22-2012, 02:57 PM
Lol i wonder what that trade was? Remember we are talking the lakers here. I can only imagine the rape of a deal for Kobe Bryant......Terry, Dirk, and Kidd for kobe, 1st rounder.

gatkins11
08-22-2012, 03:16 PM
Lol i wonder what that trade was?......terry, dirk, and kidd for kobe, odom.

1. Dirk wouldn't have been involved.
2. Dallas didn't have Kidd in 2007.

IversonIsKrazy
08-22-2012, 03:25 PM
I remember it being for all of Dallas team not named Dirk haha. I think it was like Devin Harris, Josh HOward and JAson Terry or something like that.

Cal827
08-22-2012, 03:29 PM
Since his name was brought up: I remember thinking that Devin Harris was the next big thing at PG and laughing at Dallas for dealing him for Jason Kidd, who was on the decline lol

SportsFanatic10
08-22-2012, 04:49 PM
this has to be false. kobe would never want to leave his longtime team to go join another players team. his competitiveness would come into question joining a franchise player like dirk. it would hurt kobe's legacy and prove that he's not good enough to win on his own :rolleyes:.

StarvingKnick22
08-22-2012, 05:04 PM
he also almost went to the pacers for jermaine oneal. no joke

MackSnackWrap
08-22-2012, 05:10 PM
probably terry, devin harris, and picks and other players

JordansBulls
08-22-2012, 05:40 PM
Josh Howard would have been part of the package.

PraiseJesus
08-22-2012, 05:44 PM
cuban mad

netsgiantsyanks
08-22-2012, 05:47 PM
Lol i wonder what that trade was? Remember we are talking the lakers here. I can only imagine the rape of a deal for Kobe Bryant......Terry, Dirk, and Kidd for kobe, 1st rounder.

kidd was still with the nets in 07 when this deal was rumored.

netsgiantsyanks
08-22-2012, 05:49 PM
Since his name was brought up: I remember thinking that Devin Harris was the next big thing at PG and laughing at Dallas for dealing him for Jason Kidd, who was on the decline lol

hey, he helped us get deron williams. :shrug:

king4day
08-22-2012, 05:52 PM
Pretty crazy stuff. I wonder how many rings Dallas would have had.

If I'm a Dallas fan, I'm ok with how it worked out though considering the ring but man that woulda been some duo.

Catfish1314
08-22-2012, 08:07 PM
I remember the rumors but don't remember hearing that it was ever close to happening. Josh Howard, Devin Harris, and Jason Terry's names were all involved. Back when Josh Howard actually meant something.

Lloyd Christmas
08-22-2012, 09:36 PM
I forget. Was 2007 before Kobe raped that girl?

showtime24
08-23-2012, 12:10 AM
this has to be false. kobe would never want to leave his longtime team to go join another players team. his competitiveness would come into question joining a franchise player like dirk. it would hurt kobe's legacy and prove that he's not good enough to win on his own :rolleyes:.

Lebron! lol

Bruno
08-23-2012, 01:27 AM
Dirk and Kobe would have racked 'em up in Dallas. easily could have won titles in '07, '09, '10 and '11.

Boston in 2008 may have been the only serious check at the door. assuming cuban would have filled out that team nicely. which he of corse would have.

R. Johnson#3
08-23-2012, 06:11 AM
I call b/s. Cuban just wants attention.

gatkins11
08-23-2012, 12:33 PM
I forget. Was 2007 before Kobe raped that girl?

No, that was 2003 I believe.

rsweene
08-25-2012, 12:15 AM
they still would have had dampier at C so they wouldnt have won ****.

But he was the (self proclaimed) best center in the league

TRUTH-TELLER
08-25-2012, 01:09 AM
cuban has diarrea of the mouth again i see