Vociferous Dallas owner Mark Cuban understandably couldn’t resist exulting in his team’s Western Conference Finals series triumph over Oklahoma City Wednesday night.
Since the beginning of the playoffs, we’ve been , who has been seen or heard little during the Mavericks’ run to their first NBA Finals berth since 2006.
After Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki said he would prefer for his boss to take less of the spotlight before semifinals series against the Los Angeles Lakers, Cuban has kept his mouth shut.
That is, until Wednesday night.
He side-stepped the question of why he has been so quiet and then thanked the fans at the American Airlines Center for their support.
But then, we saw the old Cuban emerge — if only for a few seconds.
Cuban couldn’t resist punctuating his speech by screaming “We ain’t done yet!”
Dallas fans then responded with chants of “Beat the Heat.”
Cuban has been one of the biggest villains for Spurs Nation over the years with his comments about the city of San Antonio and disdain for the Spurs franchise.
Has there been enough of a change for Spurs fans to forgive his previous missteps as they revel in a championship run for another team from the state?
Or would they like to see the Mavericks lose in four games in the NBA Finals to whomever emerges from the Eastern Conference?