May 12, 2009
If you’ve been following the NBA Playoffs, then you would agree with me that the series between Denver Nuggets and Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks is exciting. The series is laced with flagrant fouls and thrash-talking (typical NBA). One fight that’s brewing also is the war of words that’s going on between Mark Cuban and Kenyon Martin.
So here’s what happened. After his team lost game 3 on a controversial non-call, Cuban heard a fan screaming about the Nuggets being thugs. Cuban turned to Martin’s mom and said, “that includes your son.”
That started it all. The press reported it as if it originated from Cuban.
“Don’t say nothing to my kids or my family. If you got something to say, say it to me. But I’m going to take care of it. I’m not going to do the whole media thing, back and forth. That’s his thing. I’m more of a face-to-face type of dude. So whenever the opportunity presents itself, then I will address it,” Martin responded.
With the possible confrontation between the two, Cuban quickly issued an apology to Kenyon Martin and his mom through a blog post.
“So at this point I would like to apologize to you and your mom KMart for my comment. I should have not said anything and I was wrong. Hopefully you will accept the apology and we can move on.
When the series comes back to Dallas, your family, and the family of other Nuggets players are welcome to stay in my suite, with my family. Its amazing how tempers mellow when real people talk to each other and realize that its still just a game.”