Put the parade on Mark Cuban's tab
June, 12, 2011
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com
MIAMI -- Mark Cuban said parades just aren't his style. But, don't worry North Texas, the 2010-11 NBA champion Dallas Mavericks will be riding floats through the streets very soon.
And, Cuban said he's picking up the tab.
"We’ll do it," Cuban said. "All I told them was -- Terdema Ussery, our president -- you plan the parade, I’ll pay for it because I don’t think it’s right for the city to have to pay for it. And let’s just have some fun."
Of course, talk of a parade before the Mavs put the finishing touches on a 105-95 Game 6 victory over the Miami Heat Sunday night was taboo. Five years ago, after Dallas took a 2-0 lead in the Finals over the Heat and were bound for South Beach, parade plans were revealed and it became the first embarrassing mishap in an epic meltdown that has finally come to an end.
Now, it's time for a parade.