Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  40 responses

Mark Cuban: No Championship Rings for the Mavs

Mark Cuban has yet to reveal exactly what he’ll do to break away from the tradition of giving everyone in the organization championship rings, but the Mavericks’ owner says it’ll be a game-changer. From SRI (via 105.3 The Fan): “What is this I’m hearing about when you said ‘No championship rings. That’s outdated.’ What’s going on with the backup plan? What’s the Mark Cuban championship plan? ‘It’s not a backup plan. It’s a change the rules plan. It’s just like I’m going to sit down and I had some brief conversations with Dirk [Nowitzki], Jay Kidd, and Jason [Terry]. We want to change the game. What I told them was ‘Look everybody wears short shorts until the Fab Five came along and then everybody went to long shorts. Now short shorts look outdated.’ I said we want to do the same thing when it comes to rings and how we represent or how we record the fact that we won a championship. Part of the fact is that it irks the hell out of me that you got into towns where teams have won a ring or won a championship and you know the ball boys, the towel boys, everybody has got a ring. It kind of deflates the value and the impact, so I don’t know exactly what we are going to do, but we are going to try to change the game.’”

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  • marc

    Really? I’m glad they won but him and deshawn are kind of annoying.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    Championship Bugattis?

  • EtheKnickfan

    He should give them lifetime rolls of miami heat toilet paper.
    @Nicolas that would b so hot. Have those bugattis painted Larry O’brien Gold.

  • http://bugmarley.com Bug Marley


  • http://nba.com EJ

    Now Lebron will never get a ring for sure.

  • Fat Lever

    Cmon guys, this one’s fairly easy. Championship crowns. Double meaning. “Kings” wear crowns.

  • Ali

    rings and jewels are hella overrated in my opinion. Nothing wrong with doing what you want to do when you got a billi stacked to make it happen.

  • EtheKnickfan

    Fat Lever wins!

  • http://Www.slamonline.com TheBigL

    How about tattoos? Only problem will be DeShawn since he won’t be able to fit another one.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    But Nowitzki said he wanted a ring! LOL!

  • Waskito

    Mansion in south beach?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Championship 6 shooter…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Championship 10 gallon hat…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Championship eye patch…

  • ErnieD

    Championship Rolex.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Championship chain….

  • Lan

    Championship Wrist Watch. There’s something functional there. By Rolex.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming


  • kobe4ever8

    Championship iPad2s. Cost cutting because he had to pay for the parade!

  • Zack

    Dumb idea.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    I think they should get individualized gifts. Terry will obviously get a Jet, Shawn Marion will get to hang out with Keanu Reeves and pick red pill or blue, Rcik will get a starring comedic role alongside twin Jim Carrey, umm D. Stevenson will get a tour of Mount Rushmore and more presidential ink! Dirk and Hasselhoff cut a record together and Dirk gets his own KITT.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    champion belts, except Sheed did that already

  • Stillballin

    Championship platinum grills…haha..

  • youngmuggsy

    How about medals? You know like you get when you win in most other sports.

  • Jose

    Gold plated Aglets for thier shoelaces that have the trophy engraved in em?

  • D.Stokes


  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    Bronze their sneakers!


    youngmuggsy nailed it. I bet you the Mavs will get something similar to an Olympic Gold Medal.

  • Clayton Bigsby

    theyre still getting rings from what I can tell, theyre probably getting something else JUST for the team.

  • bike

    P*nis rings. In honor of Dirk.

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  • Kas

    If you still wear long shorts you’re pretty lame…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    lol definitely a championship eyepatch. I want one of those.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    well, without actually needing it… I like having two eyes.

  • Bonnie

    Somehow I think the players will want the ring. Cuban can decision not to give them to the underlings I suppose since it clearly irks him, but in reality, since they can’t all put the trophy on their mantel, I think the players equate “championship” and “ring.” Cuban is a rebel and plays by his own rules, but that doesn’t fit everyone.

  • hushabomb

    How bout goin gangsta and getting a championship challis or some grills like Lil Jon. Then you can go “I’m a champ biatch”

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    i like fleming’s ideas, hahah

  • http://www.arbys.com LilKDub503

    He wants to save the money on the rings for the ballboys and spend in on the parade.

  • http://www.wdadsda.com alas24

    It should be a ring because that is what the NBA has gave since the 1970s