Dirk Nowitzki likes the new, quieter Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks swept the hated Lakers out of the playoffs in what was a cathartic experience for Cuban and Mavericks fans.
Yet he said nothing. He almost didn’t speak to the media and there was no gloating. No jabs at Phil Jackson. Which had to be hard for him.
But Dirk Nowitzki, he kind of likes this new owner, he told the Star-Telegram.
Cuban isn’t being quiet around the team, he is still on the sidelines and still vocal and demonstrative. He’s just not starting any little dust ups through the media.
Cuban has admitted he has mellowed a little, since he had a family and a child. Maybe that has something to do with it.
But if the Mavericks reach the NBA finals, and face the Heat, and Bennett Salvatore gets assigned to officiate a game… that will be the true test.