Legal Awesomeness: Oh, Mark Cuban, I love you. I love owners who act like fans, and I love ballsy attorneys. Mark Cuban, owner who acts like a fan, has one of those (or, probably, a whole team of them). When Cuban bought the Dallas Mavericks, Ross Perot Jr. – yes, him – kept 5% of the team. And two years ago, he sued Mark Cuban up the ass, accusing of him of doing everything from mismanaging the Mavericks to fraud. Last week, Cuban’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss. The “Evidence and Argument” in its entirety:
On June 12, 2011, the World Champion Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat to claim the franchise's first NBA championship. A true and correct photo of one of the many victory celebrations is incorporated herein: [Ginormous color photo of the Mavs’ post-game celebration on the court].As if that wasn’t a big enough fuck-you, right? Because here is the “Conclusion:”
Under Hillwood's ownership, the team was deemed the "worst franchise" in all of professional sports. Under Cuban's stewardship the Mavericks have become one of the league's most successful teams and are now NBA champions. Accordingly, there can be no genuine question that Hillwood's claims of mismanagement lack merit and Hillwood's claims should be disposed of on summary judgment.
For the reasons detailed above, the World Champion Dallas Mavericks and RMM request the Court grant summary judgment [i.e., dismissal] in their favor on all of Hillwood’s claims and award the World Champion Dallas Mavericks and RMM such further relief to which they are entitled (although they are quite content at the moment).Good God. AMAZING. Just amazing. I especially love the final “although they are quite content at the moment.” I would never move to Dallas, but if I ever did, I would totally want to work for Fish & Richardson, P.C. Also? This is why Mark Cuban should be allowed to buy the Dodgers.
Teeny-Bopper Crushes: So, for awhile there, none of my fantasy players were injured. And then in a mad wave of evil injuries, everyone got hurt. I always had like 4 billion outfielders, but all of a sudden, I found myself short one. So I picked up this dude, hyped and then entirely underwhelming at the start of the season, some scruffy dude named Michael Morse. And sweet lord haysus, chicks totally dig Mike Morse. We want to have his fantasy baseball babies. Since I picked him up on June 3rd, he has: 18 runs, 25 hits, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs, 1 SB, and 57 TBs. Three weeks of pure awesome. No one on my team – not ARod, Robbie Cano, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Matt Holliday, or Lance Berkman – has been more productive. And then I read this awesome profile about him in the Washington Post, and I just…fell in love. Do I think he can keep this up? No, I do not. At least, I think his batting average will drop significantly. But do I think he is the real deal in terms of power? Omg, yesssssssss.
Okay guys, I am off to work. I hope you all have a good Tuesday!