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How the Dallas Mavericks tried to persuade Dwight Howard

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by hizzobbes, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. hizzobbes

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    Video from the Mavs meeting with Howard... This has to be more corny than iPads...

    <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03" width="640" height="360" wmode="direct" seamlesstabbing="true" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" overstretch="true" flashvars="guid=7gUQqrhk&amp;isDynamicSeeking=true"></embed>
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    http://blogmaverick.com/2013/08/03/lets-talk-mavs-mffl/

     
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  2. Granville

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    File doesn't work for mobile :(
     
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    Well... this is embarrassing...
     
  6. glimmertwins

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    Funny - the announcer in the montage towards the end says, "Howard knocks down the 3 pointer!". Ha - was this Cuban's plan? To turn Howard into a long range threat?:grin:
     
  7. M.G.

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    Wow. We must have done some pretty good convincing to beat out that video. Cuban brought his A game.
     
  8. Realjad

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    I thought it was pretty cool
     
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    Would have done the trick if Howard was twelve.

    What were they thinking? Embarrassing.
     
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    Wow they were really trying to play on Dwight's immaturity..
     
  11. M.G.

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    That might have been exactly what they were thinking... :eek:
     
  12. J.R.

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    Cuban:

    Let me address here the inevitable question of Dwight vs Mavs culture. We saw it as somewhat of a risk, but felt like because Dwight by all appearances and checking we did, is a good guy and with our support systems we believed we could make it work. if not, he was obviously a very trade-able asset. But, as everyone knows, we didn’t sign him. He went to the Rockets. I do have to say the meeting with Dwight was very interesting. He is a smart guy. Much smarter than people give him credit for. He is also a very, very good listener. Unlike most people, he spent far more time listening than talking. And he had the best response to an opening question that I have ever heard from a player, or anyone for that matter. When we asked him what his goal was, his response was very specific ” I want to be Epic” . Which was a perfect lead in to the video we created for him

    [Video above]

    Would i do it the same way again ? In a heartbeat. Why ? Because in the NBA, like in the non-sports business world you have to take chances in order to be rewarded. You have to be smart and you have to be more than a little lucky.
     
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    Good thing the Mav fans are shameless.

    I would be utterly embarrassed by this if I were a Mavs fan.

    I would have been cringing the entire time this video was playing if I was Howard.
     
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    I think they took the "he likes cartoons" too serious
     
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    The Adventures of Dwight Howard, with his pals Spinner and Paddlefoot.
     
  16. JayGoogle

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    Won't be too hard on them....it likely didn't take long to do and would be a nice addition to any presentation.
     
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    No thanks Jeff LOL
     
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    I just find this funny given how much flak Morey has taken for calling the likes of Brooks and Budinger and Hill "assets." At least he was never stupid enough to talk about Bosh or Melo or DWill in such terms.
     
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    Dwight:

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    global domination? illuminati
     

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