We found out from DEADSPIN (via DMN) that Mark Cuban has been forced to credential bloggers for Mavericks games, after a previous, *well-reasoned* ban.
D-Spin Editor Will Leitch puts in a way we wish we could’ve: “At last, those with Movable Type software can finally have the opportunity to see Devean George’s penis. Cuban, of course, isn’t taking this lying down.”
As you remember, Cuban employed “blogger wranglers” to beat down the likes of TRUE HOOP’s Henry Abbott a couple weeks ago at Mavs-Lakers game. Apparently, that strategy didn’t go over too well with D-Stern & Co.
Obviously, Cuban is mentally ill, or he wouldn’t have made an issue over credentialing bloggers in the first place. And as you would expect from someone with a mental disorder, his basic defense for preventing internet-impaired reporters was flawed from the beginning.
Cuban’s whole point was that the Mavericks could not differentiate between what constituted a legitimate blogger from someone who had no business in a press box. Of course, all media-covered sports franchises decide what media outlets are allowed credentials every single day. They pick and choose who is important enough to get a press pass. That process is in no way different than what should (and does) happen with bloggers.
Why we’re getting so worked up over Cuban, we have no idea. There are certain people out there, Charles Barkley, Jemele Hill, Jason Whitlock, Skip Bayless and Jay Mariotti, that we now simply pay no mind to. And Cuban has officially entered that category.
We need a name for it: Douchenozzle fatigue has a nice ring to it, eh?