One of the perks of winning an NBA title is that everyone wants to share in the festivities.
Thus, the new NBA champion Dallas Mavericks took their turn on the talk show circuit Wednesday night when they were guests on The Late Show with David Letterman. Eight players, coach Rick Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban read the Top Ten List on the show, and they had some pretty funny lines.
The players included JJ Barea, Rodrigue Beaubois, Caron Butler, Brian Cardinal, Tyson Chandler, Shawn Marion, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry.
The topic for the Top Ten was The Good Things About Winning The NBA Championship. The following is the countdown and what each person had to read -- via satellite -- from American Airlines Center.
No. 10: forward Shawn Marion, “I don’t have to sit here and lie about how winning isn’t important.’’
No. 9: guard JJ Barea, “The congratulatory sext from Anthony Weiner.’’
No. 8: guard Rodrigue Beaubois, “Helped take the sting out of hearing Hef’s wedding was cancelled.’’
No. 7: forward Brian Cardinal, “It’s every kid’s dream to lick the Larry O’Brien Trophy.’’
No. 6: coach Rick Carlisle, “U.S. Constitution permits NBA champs to sit in on national security briefings.’’
No. 5: center Tyson Chandler, “Celebrating with my kitties.’’
No. 4: forward Caron Butler, “Why didn’t anyone tell me we won?’’
No. 3: guard Jason Terry, “Now I can ask Mark Cuban for a raise.’’
No. 2: owner Mark Cuban, “If you thought I was cocky and obnoxious before – get ready.’’
No. 1: forward Dirk Nowitzki, “It might land me a Kardashian sister.’’
-- Dwain Price
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