From a Newsday.com article by Roderick Boone, Mark Cuban came to the defense of his former player Jason Terry's attempt to defend that alley-oop dunk by LeBron James on Monday night:

"More credit for Jet. It's the gutless who worry about what they look like in a poster and it's the real guys, the real players who have no problem playing the game. Like I said before, I give credit to Brandon Knight, I give credit to Jet. You do your job and not care about the posters or the tweets. Those are the kind of guys teams wants."

Here's more of the same Cuban quote from ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon:
"I don't know what his plan was, but his plan certainly wasn't to avoid whatever it was [James] wanted to do. And I give him credit for that. If he was trying to take a charge, that's one thing. If he was going straight up and down -- you can create contact and it's still not a foul -- that's a way you might stop him. If he got caught in between, that's what happens. At least he didn't back down. He deserves credit for that."

It comes as no surprise that Cuban would stick up for a guy who helped win him a championship (by defeating LeBron no less), but I also think this is a fairly accurate analysis.  Personally I fail to understand what is so impressive about a 6'8" 250 pound guy knocking over a 35 year old who's 6 inches shorter and 70 pounds lighter.  What's more impressive is that fact the referee dared to call the technical on "his highness" for taunting.  I thought the league had ruled earlier this season that LeBron was immune from committing fouls of any kind.

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Mark Van Deusen 3/21/2013 12:03:00 PM Edit
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