Cuban: Hey, Perot, Sue This

Cuban: Hey, Perot, sue this

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    by Bruce Felps

    Ross Perot Jr.’s lingering lawsuit against Mark Cuban and his Radical Mavericks Management LLC claimed the Dallas Mavericks’, sorry, World Champion Dallas Mavericks’ majority owner to be "reckless and careless."

    Perot vs. Cuban

    [DFW] Perot vs. Cuban
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban filed what can perhaps best be described as a "told-you-so" document in courtagainst Ross Perot Jr. In a four-page court document, Cuban's attorney rebutted allegations by Perot that Cuban was mismanaging the Mavericks to the brink of insolvency and, perhaps, beyond. Exhibit A: A color photograph of Dirk Nowitzki hoisting the NBA championship trophy while surrounded by Cuban and his teammates. (Published Thursday, Jun 23, 2011)

    In a move to dismiss the suit, Cuban’s attorney today filed a legal brief that read, paraphrasing, “Mr. Perot, meet the Larry O’Brien Trophy; trophy, Mr. Perot. Now, Ross, how about a nice warm cup of shut the hell up?”

    Or words to that effect.

    Cuban: Title Proves Sound Management of Mavericks

    [DFW] Cuban: Title Proves Sound Management of Mavericks
    Dallas Mavericks majority owner Mark Cuban's attorneys are telling a judge that an NBA title proves the judge should reject calls by minority owner Ross Perot Jr. for a court-appointed receiver to run the team. (Published Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011)

    Unfair Park posted the full legal brief, which places into evidence on Cuban’s behalf a photo of the team with the championship trophy. Exhibit A.

    "I just thought, you know, we ought to find a way to humorously, but in a serious way, to make the point that this lawsuit is ridiculous," said Thomas Melsheimer, Cuban's attorney. "And I thought that doing it this way was a pretty good way to do it."

    Cuban Emotional at Mavericks Celebration

    [DFW] Cuban Emotional at Mavericks Celebration
    Before sharing an amusing story about his first meeting with Dirk Nowitzki, owner Mark Cuban gets emotional about the Mavericks championship win. (Published Thursday, Jun 16, 2011)

    The document also contains a “Really? Look who’s talking” paragraph when it states, “Under [Perot’s] Hillwood’s ownership, the team was deemed the ‘worst franchise’ in all of professional sports. Under Cuban’s stewardship the Mavericks have become … NBA champions.”

    That, in basketball parlance, is a rejection. Hard.

    Not only should Perot withdraw his suit against Cuban he also should thank The Mavs Man. That championship at likely tripled the financial worth of Perot’s remaining 5 percent stake in the team.

    NBC DFW attempted to contact Perot's attorney, but as of this writing there has not been a response.  The case is set to go to trial in October.

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Didn’t Perot’s Hillwood Investment Properties default on Victory Plaza? He’s just asking.