Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  21 responses

Phil Jackson vs Mark Cuban

After Jackson said what everyone was thinking following the devastating Caron Butler injury (that Dallas was now basically screwed), Mark Cuban blew a gasket, to which Phil and his girlfriend could only smile. The LA Times reports: “Both Lakers Coach Phil Jackson and executive vice president Jeanie Buss consider it a compliment. Upon hearing Jackson’s contention that a season-ending knee injury to Dallas forward Caron Butler would have a severe impact on the team’s success, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took a dig at the relationship between Jackson and Buss, his longtime girlfriend. ‘I love that Jeanie Buss’ boy toy had something to say about us,’ Cuban told reporters. ‘I don’t know if it was his thought or Jeanie’s thought, but it’s nice to know that she lets him speak in public about other teams.’ Both Jackson and Buss fired back and seemed to enjoy the back-and-forth of it all. Jackson smiled and said, ‘I love it. I consider myself an old man. I’m a boy toy? That’s terrific.’ In a brief moment outside the Lakers’ locker room, Buss responded, ‘It’s like saying, let’s make fun of Phil, like, ‘You’re old’ or ‘You’re tall.’ It’s like, ‘That’s all you can come up with? I got a kick out of it, but maybe Mark just did it to make me giggle. I am Madonna now and Phil is my boy toy.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Three dou*hebags.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Master Craft -vs- Mastercard.

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  • T-Money

    Co-sign E. Some people will say that’s just the Zen Master at work but that’s BS. He’s a great coach that likes to be a prick just because he can, he’s not even trying to gain any advantage by doing so. / Actually, advanced stats say that the Mavs will be just fine without Butler. He’s a chucker with a very high usage rate who can’t get into the lane anymore. Master of the long contested 2 off the dribble (aka the shot swingmen rely upon when their game is fading).

  • Chazz Michael Michaels

    i wish somebody would just punch phil jackson in his face!!!!!!!!

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Shouldn’t Phil be more concerned with the Lakers making it out of the first round right now? They are playing like garbage.


    Mark Cuban is FINE: Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional.

  • roman

    Cuban, just win one and maybe you can talk. It just amazes me the record these guys have in the playoffs and he continues to talk. And LDR4 really, making it out of round 1.

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  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Lol @ LDR4 for dumbest post of 2011 so far. JK but that post is as knee/jerk as you can get

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Cubes should never have cameo’d on Entourage, his thirst for publicity just went into overdrive.

  • Jackie Moon

    Instead of paraphrasing “Dallas is screwed”, why don’t we read the actual quote? Jackson said about the Butler injury: “… [he] just leaves a vacuum that’s going to be very hard for them (the Mavs) to fill.”
    How is that controversial? Maybe I missed the tone, but from the quote, it sounds like he’s praising the contributions of Butler this season.

  • unrel

    wait.. phil’s a prick because he answered a reporters question?.. i don’t think he tweeted this out, people.. calm down.. by the way.. i like cuban, but who does that?.. words between men.. and you bring in his girl?.. come on now, mark..

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    This thread probably coulda ended after the 1st 2 comments..

  • robb

    Mark’s just angry because he knows the Mavs will never have a championship. No matter how rich he is, there’s one ring he’ll never have, so he’s taking shots at Phil. Funny guy, but, sometimes he’s kind of annoying.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    I wonder what pop would say about this. Probably just give a death stare, then say how shtty spurs defense was vs knicks.

  • Michael


  • Michael

    Mark Cuban is so emotional he reminds me of my b*tch

  • Justin

    Sometimes I have to shake my head at SLAM and the posters here. It’s amazing to me how they can continue to post headlines that make things sound so much worse than they are, and then all these idiot posters on here not only fall for it but post like Phil did something wrong. He answered a reporter’s question! If he gets asked “How do you think Caron Butler’s knee injury will affect the Mavs?” is he not allowed to give his opinion? I mean, wtf is wrong with you people?

  • Towelie

    Why do we care about this?

  • http://www.slamonline.com biged

    that was gay on Cuban’s part. He acted like a little kid…..