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Mark Cuban thrashes NBA sponsor Power Balance Bracelets

Mark Cuban

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stands on the court before the start of the first quarter during an NBA basketball game with the Utah Jazz Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


Good for Cuban… even if this comes with an NBA fine. Which it shouldn’t. Whoever signed an NBA licensing agreement with this company should be the one getting fined.

That is Mavericks owner Mark Cuban who put a video on YouTube last week thrashing Power Balance, a bracelet that the makers claim helps balance and coordination. Well, they claim that until they get sued enough, then they own up to the truth. But the company is an official NBA sponsor.

A lot of NBA players wear it, but they are a superstitious lot. Plus, outside of the best headphones you may not want to take their advice on much.

But I’ve tried Power Balance, you say. I was at an expo and the salesman had me balance on one leg and with the bracelet he couldn’t knock me over, you say. Carnival trick, I say. (Seriously, follow that link, watch the video).

Good for Cuban.