For all that everyone has said about Mark Cuban, I have to respect that he made the move to take a terrible franchise and turn them around into world champions. To make it even sweeter, it was with HIS superstar Dirk Nowitzki, and it was against the 2 and a Half Men ‘Super Team’ Miami Heat (and while all along I thought Bosh would play the half man Tyrion Lannister, now it appears that be Lebron has fully solidified his role as ‘the (G)Imp’).
Editor’s Note: “You give Lebron too much credit. He’s Joffery, the illegitimate heir, forged from a immoral union, and granted a throne he doesn’t deserve.” – Anil C.
With the relatively ‘Cersei Lannisterness’ of NBA players and management these days (read as fickle, disloyal, incestuous), it was great to see Cuban stick by his guy and Dirk do the same. From the day he was drafted, I can’t remember a single time where Dirk made trade demands or Cuban dangled him in an offer. For them, it didn’t seem to be about personal glory or accomplishments, but rather their life story only matters as far as it affects their reputation and family name, the Dallas Mavericks.
So in this NBA Game of Thrones, Cuban would probably fall into the character of Tywin Lannister. Hated by everyone, loved only by his, and ultimately a man who knows how to win and what to protect, a point deeply made in the first scene of Episode 7 of Game of Thrones. So where does that leave Dirk? The answer is obvious …. KINGSLAYER
And to the Miami Heat, simply Bend the Knee.
Now, I really hope that somehow Cuban can get his hands on the Mets, but for now the only thing I can hope for is a little Khal Drogo on my New York Knicks. Maybe Dwight Howard can fill this role: