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Blazer fan throws projectile, hits Mark Cuban with it

Dallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Three

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 21: Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban (C), Tyson Chandler #6 (R) and assistant coach Dwayne Casey (L) call for a shooting foul against the Portland Trail Blazersin Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 21, 2011 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Come on Portland, this is why we love Mark Cuban.

You want another faceless owner who sits in a luxury box with his friends and views the team as an investment? We need passionate, committed owners. Ones willing to sit with the fans and tell them what is on their mind.

Cuban was sitting near courtside at the Rose Garden and during the fourth quarter got into a little verbal sparing match with some Blazers fans in his section. Then some idiot threw a projectile that hit Cuban, reports ESPNDallas.

“I don’t know what it was, but something hit me in the face,” said Cuban, who encouraged fans to boo him more by putting his hand by his ear.

Rose Garden officials put some extra security in the area and that was the end of it.

But come on idiot Portland fan (and we’re talking to the one that threw something, not the lot of you). It’s a game and Cuban’s a fun owner. Don’t be an idiot.