First off, do not fret: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was uninjured and his pretty, sneering face is as inspiring and captivating as it always has been. That’s definitely a relief, but you know temperatures are running high and animosity is out of control when some nitwit’s passive aggressive behavior elicited by the victim nitwit’s even greater passive aggressive behavior culminates with some super rich guy being assaulted courtesy of some hurled item. Here’s how the ugly scene played out: while sitting behind the Mavs’ bench during the Trail Blazers’ eventual 97-92 Game 3 win at the Rose Garden, Mark Cuban was nailed in the face with some unknown foreign object.
Via ESPN Dallas:
The incident occurred midway through the fourth quarter after Cuban had been interacting with the fans in the section behind the Mavericks’ bench. Cuban was not injured.
“I don’t know what it was, but something hit me in the face,” said Cuban, who encouraged fans to boo him more by putting his hand by his ear.
Extra security was assigned to the area behind the Mavericks’ bench for the remainder of the game. There were no other issues.
Unbelievable. Here’s Cuban, minding his own business while supporting his team, the next thing he knows…BLAM-O! Drilled right in the face. It’s almost as if Cuban, a man who insists on antagonizing and taunting opposing fans in their own arena while acting like an all-around jerk doesn’t have any rights to be a complete jagoff anymore without fear of retaliation.
But seriously, all kidding aside, throwing something like that is not acceptable behavior in the least, no matter what Cuban was up to. All I hope is that Free Throw Guy wasn’t the perpetrator behind this heinous act.
Projectile struck Mark Cuban in face [ESPN Dallas]