"Mark Cuban and I met. His objection to column was in questioning the success of the NBA. Cordial, friendly. No fireworks. About 15 minutes," Bissinger posted around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The spat began after Bissinger wrote a column forTina Brown's "The Daily Beast" that took on the issue of NBA attendance and race. Cuban apparently wasn't happy.
At one point, the Mavs' owner called Bissinger a coward, which really set the author off.
"Said to Cuban I was not a coward as he called me. He said he called me coward bec. it would set me off. We must have met in another life," Bissinger posted after last night's meeting.
He went on to say: "Cuban and I did not discuss issues of race in NBA. He questioned attendance being down in past several years. Is smart. Knows how to market."
No word yet from Cuban.
-- Kathy Vetter, editor