Everyone has weighed in on ‘The Decision’. You know, LeBron James’ weak attempt at reality TV. Well, all but one prominent figure had weighed in, until now.â†µ
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had been relatively quiet about LeBron’s ‘Decision’, other than to say he agreed with Dan Gilbert’s Open Letter that was released in the hours after. That all changed today.â†µ
Calling into a radio talkshow in Dallas, Cuban gave his thoughts on LeBron and ‘The Decision’ -â†µ
LeBron has every right to go wherever and do whatever, whatever team he wants to," Cuban said. "Going to the Heat was his choice, those guys working together. I don’t even have a problem with the three of them working together, as long as they follow all of the NBA rules, which I think they did.â†µ
“Where I think LeBron made a mistake, was in how he did it. I don’t even have a problem that he had the TV show. But it turned out to be the largest public humiliation in the history of sports. He humiliated the organization; he humiliated the state of Ohio, the city of Cleveland. All of a sudden he became a bad guy, he lost a billion dollars in brand equity, give or take a couple bucks here or there. … ’â†µ
“I told his folks that I think he got bad advice. It’s not about ‘Can he move?’ He can move, he can play for any team. I think he picked the wrong team (chuckles). There’s a team in Dallas that could have used him and that would have been better served but it’s his choice. But the way he did it I thought was just a huge mistake.”â†µ
A mistake, indeed. Unless, of course, it was Central Texas that LeBron wanted to move his talents to.