Tonight at 7 p.m., Shark Tank returns for another exciting episode on ABC. On tonight's show, according to ABC's website, "The sharks tear into a man who claims to have created a watch with health benefits; a mother tries to save her gourmet pretzel business; a man has a small but powerful idea that could make a lot of money."
This apparently is more interesting than the scrapped episode that saw Dallas Mavericks fans rip into one of the sharks for sysetmatically shredding their team like the great white took care of Robert Shaw at the end of Jaws.
Normally Cuban is an active man on the Twitter thingy, but since July 1 - when NBA free agency began - he has been fairly quiet.
He has Tweeted a story about what really goes on in the stock market, a picture from the set of Shark Tank, a story about Apple, and an exchange with Brooklyn Nets' beat writer Stefan Brody of the New York Daily News about the NBA's CBA. Cuban has maintained from the beginning that people don't understand this new CBA, thus partially explaining his need to clear the books.
Cuban also offered a brief exchange with Sam Amick, who covers the NBA for Sports Illustrated.
Amick wrote the following:
"I reached out to Mavs owner Mark Cuban to get his lay of this decimated Mavs land after he missed out on Deron Williams and Steve Nash. Jason Kidd hadn't flown the coup just yet. Cuban, who created all this salary cap space by letting Tyson Chandler, JJ Barea and DeShawn Stevenson walk as free agents in the wake of his team's 2011 title last summer, said briefly, "It's better to miss out on the right player than to sign the wrong player."
This is a philosophy Cuban has embraced for many years, likely as a result having been burned by signing guys like Shawn Bradley and Raef LaFrentz to extensions.
The question is - if Deron Williams was the wrong player, why pursue him at all? Why send GM Donnie Nelson, new team rep Michael Finley and Rick Carlisle to meet with D-Will in the first place?
Cuban also had this funny exchange via his email address with reader Joseph Trevino, who was nice enough to forward it to me.
Trevino asked a question, rather curtly, based somewhat on my column that the Mavs were suckers to think they were going to be able to land Williams in the first place.
Give Cuban this - he responds to the fans. His response to Trevino was: "Gee. Mac engel said so. It must be true."
Finally ... my genius is recognized.
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