Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  51 responses

Mark Cuban Informs J.R. Smith That He’s Going to Snitch on Him

by Marcel Mutoni

So, this should end well.

Things got testy between the Nuggets and Mavs last night, and wouldn’t you know it, but Mark Cuban decided to get more than a little involved. After J.R. Smith apparently threw an elbow in the waning moments of the first half, the Mavericks’ team owner let him know that he’d be snitching on him to the League office, and expected him to face a suspension.

Unsurprisingly, George Karl did not appreciate Cuban’s little threat. From the Rocky Mountain News:

“I don’t care if Cuban barks, but he shouldn’t be barking at my players,” Karl said. “He barked at J.R. at halftime. I thought it was very unprofessional, irresponsible. And if he sees something that he wants to deliver to the league, fine, he can do that.”

“But he shouldn’t be on the court talking to one of my players. And he was talking to J.R. about an elbow situation. And I thought it doesn’t look good for anybody.”

Hilariously enough, J.R. Smith offered Cubes a pair of signed shoes following the game in an effort to calm everyone’s nerves and show that there’s no ill will, and naturally, Mark refused them and continued to rage through the night. Fun.

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  • http://fsjklf.com Jukai

    As much as I think JR Smith is a disgusting human being, that was pretty damn funny how he handled Cuban

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    Cubes is a D Boy

  • http://yahoo.com gm_12

    i like the mavs but cuban sucks

  • http://www.alloutblitz.com Cordeazy

    Hey Cubes, How does JR Smith’s A$$ taste?

  • riggs

    cubes road rages while walking.

  • ENDS

    Cubes gonna get himself banned like Marbury

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I wish he’d pull this sh!t against the Jazz. Jerry Sloan would put his ass in the hospital.

  • http://web.mac.com/roaringred bbaby

    Cuban was just pissed that the Mavs got screwed by the refs last night.

  • ENDS

    I like that fire though

  • ENDS

    Love him and Pat Croche thats how much owners and GM should care

  • Gumdrop

    Signed shoes!!!??

  • ENDS

    if thats not smugg…let me sign some shoes for him

  • Mendel

    This gets 5 out 5 Gangsters

  • ENDS

    This just in Carmelo called cuban and told him to Stop Snitchin’ (Im disapointed in U guys no one, really an easy lay-up???)

  • Cizzo

    Mark Cuban get a life besides trying to be some tough guy owner and rthe richest idiot on Earth.

  • solito

    Business must be bad for Cubs, that he needs to go to sports games and vent. Classless…

  • Julius J. Hornswaggle IV

    Are you so sure that Mark Cuban wasn’t a prior chauffeur for Curry?

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

    Insider trading. That is all.

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  • musicrebel

    When did J.R. Smith become relevant enough that Mark Cuban would want his signed shoes?

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Mark Cuban shorted shares of JR Smith’s elbow before the game

  • kev

    cuban sucks, mavs suck

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    i agree with B.Long’s view here. Cube’s pulls that against Sloan? It’ll take the jazz frontcourt to stop Jerry whooping that billionaire butt.

  • Drew

    It was Cuban going after the ref after the game I couldn’t believe. He ran out on the court and was berating the guy. It looked like he was saying that he was going to pay for making the call. I am a Nuggets fan, and I will admit it was a bad call. But for an owner to threaten the guys job over one call is really out of line.

  • donlaker

    mr cuban please snitch on your own team , tell david stern your team does not finish seasons well and to give everyone A FINE/suspension
    or else…..cuban you had that game.george karl? out coached you and whats his name… it comes down to poor ownership…he is like al davis he wont be happy until he is the coach

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Slow the eff down, Cubes. You’re an owner. If you’re not sitting on the bench during games, you have no business getting involved with whatever happens on the court. The NBA has to do something about this. Name yourself special assistant to the video coordinator or something or just shut the eff up and enjoy the game.

  • collin

    Mark Cuban is a idiot-jerk

  • collin

    i also hate the mavs. go blazers. roy for MVP. mavs suck. Dirk annoys the hell outta me…..and BLOWS

  • JoeMaMa

    Idiot-jerk is the new hotness. King’s to you, Collin.
    I’d love to see JR Smith and Mark Cuban reenact their post game exchange through interpretive dance.

  • http://hoops4life.com overtime

    @Jukai–A disgusting human being? calm it down…

  • http://www.lineofthenight.com/ Shannon Booher

    This might be the only possible way that George Karl could have J.R.’s back after 1-14 shooting night. Maybe this will bring those two together.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    J.R. is kind of cool for that.

  • donlaker

    I wish cuban would take george karl of the dribble to the hole , cuban would probaly crab dribble and george karl would slap the ball in the stands…. go coach cuban… you are the best you are in line for a contract extension the way yor mavs finish games….

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Yeah, Jukai, is there something I don’t know about JR? Besides taking ill-advised 30 footers and losing his man on defense… I don’t have much dirt on him. Certainly not enough for him to be qualified as a disgusting human being…

  • bakers’ dozen

    Somewhere, Donaghy is laughing.

  • Harlem_World

    Characters in the game are all good, but when owners start becoming more newsworthy than the players – something is wrong. There is no place, and no instance in which an owner of the opposing team should publicly get in the face of a player. Wrong, wrong and wrong.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    “It was very unprofessional, irresponsible.” Doesn’t something like that come up every time Cubes says or does something?

  • MeloMan13

    im with Z and overtime. Jukai is clearly mad at the fact Jr isnt on his team

  • Will Lee

    Cuban, please exchange a pair of signed leather shoes

  • Luke

    There should be a rule that prevents Mark Cuban from whining like a baby.

  • foolio_iglesias

    L.B. would wash and rinse him too.Ditto for Sloan.

  • vic21

    damn who’s more of an a$$hole? JR or marki boy?

  • ArmoPimp

    Mark Cuban is a dumb ass

  • http://nba.com tealish

    I like JR, but mocking Cuban with signed shoes? Would’ve been gangsta if he were at least an All-Star.

  • http://www.sprint.com/sero dma

    i hate jr smith.

  • http://www.pistonscast.com Pistonscast.com

    JR is growing up. Thats great.



  • East Hurricane

    J.R SMITH blow up? if game equaled gun powder he wouldnt have enough gun powder to blow his signed shoes off…

  • MalevolentKing7242

    well what a nice coach for standing up for J.R. Cubes is really profesional…..

  • Jacob

    cubans gunna get a cap in his ass

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