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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  112 responses

Video: K-Mart Calmly Rejects Cuban’s Apology

by Marcel Mutoni

Mark Cuban apologized to Kenyon Martin and his mother for his treatment of her following Game 3 of the Nuggets/Mavs series. And the apology came via Cuban’s blog. Of course it did.

Judging by his reaction when he and Cuban (who will not be in attendance in Denver tonight) locked eyes following Game 4, I think it’s fair to say that K-Mart isn’t a voracious reader of Mark’s blog.

From NBC Dallas-Fort Worth (audio definitely not safe for work):

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Class is just seeping from this whole situation.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Where is David Stern at?

  • Michael

    Kenyon looks like such a swell guy

  • Michael

    Kenyon looks like such a swell guy

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Kenyon is my hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know how many times I’ve uttered the same things on a basketball court. Fabuloso!

  • Michael

    no seriously he does

  • rav

    is it me or is it weird that they’re playing ‘celebration’ song in the background when they are 3-1 down?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    The confetti was a nice touch too.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Wow, so fugazi of K-Mart. what, the billionaire with the security detail is gonna be worried about your lanky self hurting him? Really? I forgot, when did Kenyon turn himself into Vernon Maxwell, Charles Oakley or Anthony Mason, meaning an Nba player you do NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WANT TO F*CK WITH? I must have missed that memo. Cubes was wayyyy out of line by going after Mom’s, now he’s trying to wave the olive branch, and you need to be all “tough” with your language? Really? Nice.

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol

    Mr. Martin, please play some basketball. Mr. Cuban, please teach your fans some respect for the opponent. I really hope JKidd gets a ring sometime soon, but I guess it won’t bear a 2009 inscription.

  • ti-sizz

    k-mart does have a point.. the way cuban is high fiving everyone reeks of fruitcake

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    TADOne is right, where IS Darth Stern lately? Didn’t show up in Akron for the MVP, haven’t really noticed him in any of the Arena’s… is Kenyon Martin gonna have to choke a b*tch? (before Stern shows himself?)

  • http://hoops4life.com overtime

    I agree with TADone, would have thought Sternbot would have stepped in by now

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    wow kenyon. if cuban really was sorry, why didn’t he try to apologize to kenyon’s mom personally before the game?

  • Kayfah

    man Kenyon is a BOSS

  • Nik

    A lot of people criticize cuban’s words towards k-mart, but the thing is that Kmart IS a thug, how can people contradict that ? Just look at him, he doenst loool like an sociable guy to me… Fans were wrong throwing things to his family, they need to be reprimanded but not cuban…

  • Mooch

    you scream at someone’s mother, you got to expect a response. Cuban is the only bad guy in this whole deal. the blog apology was pretty pathetic. i mean, I’m pretty sure Kenyon and his mom dont have an RSS feed to Cubans blog.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    Well deserved

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Thanks for being small-minded, Nic.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    And after watching the video, i see that the headline was slightly exagerated. still a great response

  • Dionisio

    Those words. My ears are bleeding. Seriously though, just watch what the TNT crew had to say about this. I agree with them 100%.

  • http://www.brunel.ac.uk michael

    You dont mess with a guys family
    Cuban looked scared he had some tears in his eyes

  • Dionisio

    By “this” i meant, the Mark-Kenyon situation, not the video.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    You know who looks stupid in this case?Mark Cuban and Kenyon Martin who I assumed were adults.Oh and Nik,too.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Umm, didn’t catch that Dionisio. What did they say?

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Maybe this is my profound hatred toward Mark Cuban speaking, but K-mart’s response was great. You honestly expect a blog apology to suffice in that situation? I’m not sayin he needs take them out to coffee or something, but at least say something to the media or call him.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Total agreement: i am a damn near fanatical fan of Dirk Nowitzki, so in association, i do enjoy rooting for the Mavs. But that “blogapology” was the lamest, laziest and most cowardly way to take care of the situation. Cuban messed that one up superbad.

  • German Reignman

    So, somebody please correct me if i`, wrong here:
    we have an internet billionaire and an nba player behaving like they were hardcore thugs … am i the only one finding this highly ridiculous ? they are making fools out of themselves ON NATIONAL TV …. thank god for the dress code, that really changed peoples perception ….

  • Dionisio

    You can watch the entire segment on NBA.com, skip through the latest Inside the NBA to find it. It got heated at one point with Chris Webber getting into it.

  • Fat Lever

    Darksaber, totally agree with your first statement. K Mart is a fake tough guy. Granted Cubes looks foolish too, and his actions should be held to a higher standard since he is an NBA franchise owner, but I would venture to say about 5% of the league are real tough guys that actually know how to throw down. K Mart doesn’t seem like he’s one of them. And I’d also like to say that as a #1 pick, hasn’t K-Marts career been somewhat bust worthy? He’s putting up #10 type of pick numbers.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    K-Mart was really good early in his career when he had Jason Kidd feeding him. Jason Kidd at that point made everyone look better than they actually were though… It’s been all downhill since his trade and injuries.

  • bakers’ dozen

    The thing is, Cuban slammed KMarts mom. Yes, KMart looks like a thug, but in all honesty, he’s been a near perfect citizen in Denver. Never gets in trouble with the law or even gets pulled over for speeding. Heck, Jake Plummer was CONSTANTLY in the media for DUI’s, and people didn’t say he was a bad citizen. The byline in all of this is that CUBAN WON’T BE AT THE GAME TONIGHT!!! Who’s fugazi now?

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Speaking of fake tough guys…Eddie House…

  • http://neworleansbasketball.blogspot.com Caleb

    @Fat Lever. His defense ain’t in the numbers.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    cosign Caleb – He’s not as good as JKidd made him look, but he’s still an above average defender, and a good PF. He plays with alot of heart too.

  • Harlem_World

    Because Cuban ‘hands out an olive branch’ Kenyons supposed to take it? GTFOH with that. Since when does the offender get to decide on what grounds the any apology should be accepted? You DO NOT disrespect another man’s mother. Period. What’s worse, it was in public on National TV? He’s gone past the point of him being able to rectify this with any bullsh*t token gesture (apology via a blog????). This has just brought to the surface what many have known for a long time now, the real problem in Dallas isn’t on the court…He should stay in the skybox, the show is not supposed to be about him, its about the players. What other owners in the league do you see fighting for the spotlight with their players? He’s like a mid-90′s Puffy without the rhythm. Play your role.

  • https://twitter.com/Neuronautuk mat smith

    Cuban has a face that you just could NEVER tire of punching, over and over and over, like forever.

  • Fat Lever

    Granted, he’s a good defender, but as a number 1 overall pick I’d label him as a bust. Not Kwame or Olowakandi type bust, but a bust nonetheless.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    5% is a high estimate, but that’s just my opinion. you never can tell who would whoop your butt at the drop of a coin anyway. All these dudes are stronger, faster and better conditioned than average men, but who says a guy like Monta for example, couldn’t dish out a serious can of whoop-ass. I once got into a shoving match with some little, scrawny Ukrainian PG, after a loose ball foul a few seasons ago, and dude pushed me back so hard, and gave me that icy cold “i am gonna tear your face off and then pee in your skull” look, i backed off…QUICK.

  • Fat Lever

    @bakersdozen, it’s a sad situation that it has to come to us saying he’s been a good citizen and hasn’t gotten locked up while in Denver. Too bad the rest of us can’t be held to those low standards at our jobs.

    “Yea, Tom’s not been what we thought when we brought him in to lead up marketing, but he hasn’t gotten locked up for punching a gang of midgets, so he hasn’t been a total bust.”

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    I can beat up Dirk.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Sure you can, Mo…sure you can.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/christopher_sells-authorHV106.html chiqo

    this was before the apology came, people, don’t forget that. so even though the apology sucks and should have been more genuine and in person, this isn’t related to that.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    If this was before the apology,I can understand why Cuban wouldn’t want to apologise in person…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    not to defend Cuban, but was he even close to Kmart there?? Doesn’t make sense for Kmart to yell that out if the guy was across court… will he be fined?

  • https://twitter.com/Neuronautuk mat smith

    even in the apology he had a dig, “when you come back to Dallas” I hope they dont.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    ya, but im sure kmart could beat anyone on the dallas team. even dampier.
    but its true. this is before.
    but if im kmart and i saw that apology, id laugh then grab my tek 9.
    cubans basicly saying. your fam is poor, come have a good night all expenses on me.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Kmart can beat anyone on the Mavs. sure thing, tell that to Brandon Bass or Jerry “OG” Stackhouse. Please.

  • bakers’ dozen

    KMart woudl wipe up the floor wiht BAss or No Knee Jerry OG. I like Brandon Bass, but come on…ever watch KMart in college? Dude is a guy you DON’T want to mess with.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    @ Mo Charlo -

    lol, you couldn’t beat up J.J. Reddick…

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    harlem_world, i agree’d with you 100% till you suggested puffy has rhythm.

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    so, besides the tats, what makes kmart a thug? sure he had a hard foul on dirk, but i dont see anyone else being labeled a thug during these playoffs for their hard fouls.

  • vtrobot

    octomom news it more exciting than this BS. who gives a f*ck? yeah, isn’t K-Mart proud of his tough, thuggish image? if not, why does he get so much ink, act the way he does, and foul the hell out of people on occasion. who cares if mark cuban whined to his ma during a tantrum? dude is a f*cking geek.

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    i mean, if some d!ck ass dude like cuban was talking bad about your mom on national tv, how would you react? would you accept a lame apology on a blog (check the second part where cuban says he’ll make sure the crowd is tamer when the series goes back to dallas)?

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    @ davidr – He has tattoos and um… he looks like one… (please note sarcasm)

  • Jose

    I wish I could be a billionaire and just post generic apologies on my blog and just hope it makes it all better.

    Apologize in person and face-to-face, Cuban.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    in light of all this it has become clear that vtrobot does not love his own mother…the end…

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    yea wayno, kmart and birdman are some bad@$$ thugs with their tats

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    My dad would kick the sh*t out of your dad.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    davidR’s line about the contradiction in Puffy having Rhythm? Cracked me the hell up.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Having tattos & reacting when somebody disses your mother = being a thug now aparently…

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    What I like is the fact that Kenyon’s mom starting this ENTIRE FIASCO has disappeared in the media. I love that. I don’t like Mark Cuban but K-Mart’s mother is a punk, probably more than her son. Dampier needs to punch Kenyon in the face.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    jukai, what did Mertin’s mom do? I thought it was cuban and a fan who started it..

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    jukai, i dunno if thats your sarcasm or if you’re just trippn like crazy. i’ll quote marcel’s article about how this thing started:

    “Cuban said Sunday by e-mail that when he walked off the court, a fan was screaming about the Nuggets being “thugs,” so Cuban said to Martin’s mother: “That includes your son.”

    According to Martin’s agent, Brian Dyke, Cuban spotted Moore amid numerous Nuggets fans and said, unprovoked, “Your son is a punk.”

  • http://slamonline.com Nw09

    This is where class, and acting lie adults come into play. I’d be upset if someone got into my mom’s face as well, because I’m a mother’s girl not the typical daddy’s girl. I’d still be salty against that person but I’d move on from the situation to where that person should keep their distance as would I.

    Both of them need to act like grown men and call it draw, and let this thing go. It shouldn’t have gotten to this point in the first place.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Just like we expect players to be held to a higher standard, so should owners. I mean, you don’t hear about any other owners getting into it with opposing teams fans/family. Then again, I think Cuban is the only one who doesn’t sit in the luxury box, but still.

  • donovan

    So no one cares about Martin voicing a word tantamount to racism?

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    uh oh… here we go.

  • Diesel

    donovan – no, no one cares.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    RV & davidR: According to multiple sources, Cuban knew who Kenyon’s mother was because she had ALREADY TALKED TRASH to Cuban after a game, going as far as to approach him face-to-face. If this is misinformation I’ve heard, tell me now, but I’ve heard this from multiple sources.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Donovan: Not in THIS place. Trust me.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Tantamount is a great word.

  • Diesel

    tan·ta·mount – equivalent in value, significance, or effect.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    cosign Izzo…tantamount is by far the best word used on this thread so far.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Darksaber: Add Ron Artest to that list, too.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    “Motherf*cker” is a racist word?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Who else finds it funny that the ad before the video skips, but the Kenyon video and his words are clear as day?

  • DFigs

    Cuban wasn’t insulting KMart’s mother. He was questions KMart’s character, and accordingly, her mothering skills. But honestly, if KMart is cursing and using derogatory terms on national TV, she didn’t do that good a job. And Cuban’s apology was definitely done poorly, but his original disparaging remark wasn’t exactly fire.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    I hope Melo chokes a b!tch (Vujacic) again in the WCF for old times’ sake.

  • DFigs

    Carmelo’s another so-called thug. He’s soft.
    I think Vujacic is one of those face-tearing, skull-peeing maniacs.

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    TAD, i was trying pretty hard to try and pause the ad cause i thought it wasnt fully buffered.

  • http://www.garrettelliott.com Garrett

    All this tough guy swagger is lame. There are worse things that can happen than someone insulting your mom.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    ahh, i seem to have coined a new baller type: face tearing, skull peeing ones. I apologize, Slamonline.

  • http://slamonline.com DONONE

    nuggs go’ finish it up today!!trueeeee!!

  • Tommy Patron

    Cuban’s facade is crumbling.

  • http://www.ojhoops.blogspot.com the baconator

    Apologizing over a blog is about the most pathetic thing you can do. It’s like saying, “I know I need to say I’m sorry, so I’ll do it in the biggest d!ck way possible.” K-Mart isn’t one of my favorite players, but I’ll be rooting for him to whoop Dallas’s @ss tonight

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Richard Martha

    It was fun bullying those refs around, taking a fine here and there for bloggin and talking smack. I was even rooting for you half the time. So now your insulting the mom of a 6’10″ dude with a speech impediment and extremely fast twitching muscles.
    As if Stern hasn’t stolen your lunch money nuff times. Time to re-evaluate space and time and transfer to a school on the north side of town. Haha!

  • JohnK

    Could someone explain to Kenyon that f****t mother f- is an oxymoron? Or maybe Kenyon is having some fun wordplay . . .

  • bakers’ dozen

    Nuggs win, Cuban goes away…make it so, please! Let’s move on.

  • The Starks Knight

    The Denver Thuggets has an awesome ring to it

    Thuggets is a term of endearment.

  • Epsilon Nupe

    LOL @ Thuggets, and its true melo isnt what I would call an enforcer, I’m still laughing at his hit and run in New York two seasons ago

  • vtrobot

    @ wayno: i love my ma. is it me or isn’t k-mart as fugazi as tim thomas unless he pops cuban in the head for this? i mean c’mon, step up. i’m sure he could get to him if he really wanted to. any man who hurls insults at women (during a sporting event, or wherever) are straight-up b*tches. period. i have been a fan of cuban and dallas over the years, but f*ck those fans who were doing that. it would have been more appropriate for k-mart to call cuban a fatherf*cker. i hope this goes to 7.

  • emman

    that boy was steamin hot

  • Clark Kent

    A lot of immaturity being exhibited between those two. Stern where you at?

  • Sparker

    picking a fight with any man over 6′ 8″, let alone insulting his mother, is tantamount to some pretty dumb sh*t

  • Drew

    I’m a Nuggets fan, I like watching Kenyon play, and I think having his mother at every game is great (she is actually a nice person), but I agree with Donovan here. Kenyon spewing that kind of hateful bigotry is garbage.

  • realosophy

    cuban is such a punk, he would get killed by kmart, you cant just disrespect someones mother like that and then not be able to back yourself up. thats so gay when he hi-5s the fans, he looks so scared, his some prissy rich boy with no street smarts whatsoever and kenyon should bump some sense into him

  • Epsilon Nupe

    I dont think Kmart has street sense either, A dude from the streets aint gonna say on NATIONAL TV that he’s going to take care of it, and then curse in front of the camera, but never makes an attempt to see the person he had a problem with face to face for the one on one.

  • Diesel

    Can everyone please stop with the anti-gay comment crap. That’s not the context anyone ever uses this word in when they say it. Does everyone’s life suck so bad that they have to over analyze every little thing that someone says? Same for people that get mad when someone says something is r*t*rded. Its a damn expression. Stop over reacting and go hug a tree or something.

  • http://slamonline.com DONONE

    NICEEEE…THAT FA**OT BETTER GO TO DENVER, OH THATS RIGHT, HES RECEIVING THE PU$$Y OF THE DECADE AWARD HUH

  • stryfee

    and LaLa got escorted out of the arena after she was being harrased by fans.

  • http://myspace.com/2grownup2beshownup Jack

    You stay classy, Dallas. I’m sure Denver will be happy to have your team in The Can tonight. Oh and Jukai, you SUCK!

  • http://myspace.com/2grownup2beshownup Jack

    I heard that Cubes is suffering from a sprained vagina, that is the cause of all this.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    1- KMart is not a fake tough guy. You can’t call him a lot of things, but his toughness has NEVER been in question. 2- I don’t condone what he said but if that’s what it takes to take Cube’s ass back to his luxury suite. So be it. You’re an owner for god’s sake! Stop getting involved with what’s happening on the court!

  • Ted Dong

    Sorry, but K-Mart is not tough. Neither is Mark Cuban.

  • Simon Fuller

    Fat Lever: Martin is not a bust, at least not when you look at the other lottery picks from that draft. The list goes: 1. Martin, 2. Stromile Swift, 3. Darius Miles, 4. Marcus Fizer, 5. Mike Miller, 6. DerMarr Johnson, 7. Chris Mihm, 8. Jamal Crawford, 9. Joel Przybilla, 10. Keyon Dooling, 11. Jerome Moiso, 12. Etan Thomas, 13. Courtney Alexander. Martin has had a much better career than any of the other players. Crawford and Miller are about the only other ones who wouldn’t be considered “busts”. Remember, Kenyon Martin has had microfracture surgery since he came to the Nuggets. Hard to say whether his career dropped off because of this, or because Jason Kidd was no longer his teammate, but at least he’s still a legit NBA player.

  • http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cinepatas.com/forum/album_mod/upload/album_2_1046639711.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cinepatas.com/forum/album_page.php%3Fpic_id%3D292%26mode%3Dnex Dacre

    Welcome to the NBA-WWE division… The heavy-weight match up featuring, Kenyon ‘Tha Thug’ Martin -vs- Mark ‘Farqaad’ Cuban!!! Ding Ding!

  • chazz michael michaels

    du kenyon is the shizz but sawg cuban is always startin shizz n if he gon talk shizz about kenyon it shud be to his face not to the one person he cares the most about… his mom! i feel kenyon i would do the same thing

  • Orlando Woolridge

    I’m with Donovan here…hate is hate no matter the form and should not be tolerated. F U to anyone who thinks otherwise. Now, I don’t think it needs to be made into a huge deal, but praising him for spouting some ignorance seems pretty silly.

  • Harlem_World

    Jukai, way to stay classy.

  • clapzilla

    The Guy Came Back From Microfracture Surgery On BOTH Knees To Become One of The Best Defenders In The League. Sounds Like A Bust To Me. New Jersey Should Issue An Apology For Taking Him First! Anton, Melo Is Gonna Choke Vuvab!tch And Vuvab!tch Will Get A Flagrant For It. That’s How It Works In The NBA These Days!

  • donovan

    Diesel: Who’s making too big of a deal? I simply was wondering. I’m not naive; I know the NBA, much less the sports world in general, is never going to be some kind of standard bearer for eradicating discrimination in that regard. But I just think it’s funny so many people who are getting their rocks off to Martin standing up for being “disrespected” apparently have no care at all he did the same thing, if not worse, because of the amount of people his statement applied to. It’s 2009. And no one had even MENTIONED it here through like 70 or 80 posts. ………………………… BTW, it’s really dope someone with the handle “Orlando Woolridge” exists.

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