Mark Cuban admitted this morning on his blog that he did have a verbal confrontation with Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin’s mother in the arena tunnel, after Cuban’s Mavericks last second loss to Martin’s Nuggets, on Saturday night.
Cuban said Sunday by e-mail that when he walked off the court, a fan was screaming about the Nuggets being “thugs,” so Cuban said to Martin’s mother: “That includes your son.”
According to Martin’s agent, Brian Dyke, Cuban spotted Moore amid numerous Nuggets fans and said, unprovoked, “Your son is a punk.” Regardless of what insult was stated, NBA spokesman Tim Frank said, “The situation on the floor postgame is being reviewed.”
Martin responded to Cuban this morning by saying it’s “personal” and that he would “address it” with Cuban when the time is right. Martin made it clear he plans to stay focused on eliminating Cuban’s Mavericks first and foremost.
“I don’t feel I need to call his name in the media and all that, but it’s a little personal,” Martin said after the Nuggets shootaround today. “And I’m going to take care of it.”
“(Heck) yeah, don’t say nothing to my kids or my family,” Martin said. “If you got something to say, say it to me. But I’m going to take care of it. I’m not going to do the whole media thing, back and forth. That’s his thing. I’m more of a face-to-face type of dude.
“So whenever the opportunity presents itself, then I will address it. But I got a game to go win. At some point I will, but I got a game to go win, first and foremost. So that’s my focus and concentration right now.”
Mark Cuban is an idiot. Doesn’t he know you don’t talk trash to the mother of a thug? Cuban will likely get sliced now before being castrated. I am not a fan of Martin, but in this instance, I totally side with him against the arrogant Cuban.