DALLAS _ Mark Cuban was asked tonight if he would allow any of his superstar players to jump over a car in a slam dunk contest, a la Blake Griffin.
“I’d ask him the hood, or the top of the car?,'' the Dallas Mavericks' owner said. “And then I’d step on his toe and break it.’’
Seriously, Cuban said: “I’d be very concerned, obviously. Maybe not with Blake, because he’s a little bit out of the ordinary in terms of his jumping abilities.
“I don’t even want guys playing overseas let alone stuff like that. But when it’s all said and done, for Blake Griffin I probably would have let him. If I had a player that had that jumping ability I would have let him.’’
Griffin won the dunk contest after jumping over a car on his final dunk.
“It was the highest ratings in the slam dunk contest in years, so at least we benefitted from it,’’ Cuban said. “It was actually entertaining.’’
-- Dwain Price