Mavs' Cuban Vs. Morey: The Inside Story

When Houston won the Dwight Sweepstakes, Mark Cuban got a text from Rockets GM Daryl Morey. The subject: Would a defeated Dallas team be willing to give Dirk to Houston? Cuban was not amused. With Dallas stealing Parsons from the Rockets, is it time for Cuban to text inquiring about the availability of Dwight or Harden? Cuban himself answers that question and takes us inside a fascinating rivalry.

It is not entirely accurate to say the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets "hate each other.'' There are long and strong roots of mutual respect and positive relationships that are strong, as I saw first-hand last winter when Rockets GM Daryl Morey visited Frisco to scout P.J. Hairston of the Mavs' D-League Texas Legends team. "There's a rivalry,'' Donnie Nelson told me when I observed the...

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