Recently, Marc Cuban has been on a mission to prove the sports media wrong. He went on First Take to give Skip Bayless a little lesson in basketball. Bayless, of course, looked foolish and clueless about the sport he’s paid a ton to analyze and shout about. It was refreshing to watch somebody hold the portion of the sports media that just speaks in hypotheticals and vague terms responsible for their opinions. Then Cuban took to Twitter. After Bill Simmons tweeted a criticism directed at the Mavs offseason moves, Cuban fired back. It went as follows.
Mark Cuban (@mcuban): @sportsguy33. They next smart personnel comment you mae will be your first.
Then, a third party tweeted at both of them, prompting another response from Cuban.
@Cmackchase: @mcuban @sportsguy33 Well to be fair, Simmons also didn’t let an entire championship team minus the superstar walk away for nothing.
Mark Cuban (@mcuban): @Cmackchase @sportsguy33 possibly because he has never had any involvement with a championship team.
After Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert randomly retweeted Cuban’s championship jab, Simmons responded.
Bill Simmons (@sportsguy33): @mcuban I loved your Tyson Chandler trade, and I thought it was dumb when you let him leave. There’s two.
Mark Cuban (@mcuban): @sportsguy33. Two what? Is “thought it was dumb” your definitive logic for making personnel decisions?
Now, I’ve long been a fan of Cuban, if not for the simple fact that he’s a billionaire that went to Indiana. When he schooled Bayless, I laughed at Skip getting called out for his useless insight that’s only purpose was to provoke audiences, but Cuban’s getting out of hand.
Those involved in sports have no right to criticize the sports media for not being a part of an actual team. That’s not where their talents were best used, and for Cuban to arrogantly look down at Simmons and question his basketball knowledge is preposterous. He’s clearly on an angry rampage against the media and trying to expose their lack of substantial knowledge about the sports they cover…he’s wrong!
Simmons wrote an entire book on basketball and has proven time and time again he’s extremely well versed in the intricacies of the sport. Cuban needs to get off his high horse and stop blaming the media when he can’t control his own team. The Mavericks are a mess, and Simmons has the right to criticize them, whether or not the owner likes it.