On Sunday night after the Dallas Mavericks had clinched their first Championship in franchise history and the party moved from the stage on the court to the locker room. Mark Cuban was doing some of his media due diligence and happened to make a comment that perked a lot of ears around the country. He said that he “wants to change the game and do something besides championship rings”. Now this has made a lot of “traditionalists” bark back about how ludicrous this thought is. But until yesterday no players had refuted the idea at all.
Then in their final exit interviews with the media yesterday, both Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry came out and said that they want rings. Dirk went as far to say “I don’t want a bracelet, I’m a man”. Now Mark Cuban has a tough decision to make here, your two biggest players on the team are wanting rings but you have already said you want to do something different. Where does the correct decision lie?
Cuban should probably do rings for all the players and coaching staff, and then if he wants to give the executives, training staff and everyone else in the organization something else, then that would be fine. I am sure the guy who cleans the locker rooms and does the teams laundry doesn’t care about some big gaudy ring. Mark needs to do the right thing here and give the players what they deserve, and that is a ring.