LOS ANGELES – In the not too distance past, Mark Cuban used to seemingly have a running feud with everyone with the Los Angeles Lakers from coach Phil Jackson to superstar Shaquille O’Neal.
But now, the Dallas Mavericks owner has no one on the Lakers to exchange friendly barbs with.
“I miss Shaq and Phil Jackson, I really do,’’ Cuban said before Tuesday’s Mavs-Lakers game at the Staples Center. “The days of having the Bucket Boy, that was kind of special.
“Shaq telling me I got lucky and me telling Shaq I love how he planned to grow seven foot tall. Those were true ring battles that were fun. Hopefully someone will pick on me and I can fight back.’’
Asked if he’s afraid to pick a fight with Laker superstar guard Kobe Bryant, Cuban said: “The day I’m afraid of Kobe is the day I unlace them.’’
-- Dwain Price
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