Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was noticeably subdued during the Mavs' 2011 playoff run -- especially for a guy who was fined $250,000 the last time his team made the finals.
But now that Dirk Nowitzki and company have sent Miami's big three packing, besting the Heat last night 105-95 to claim the 2011 NBA Championship, Cuban is relaxing his filter and sharing a few choice words with basketball fans around the world.
Case in point, Cuban's straddling the line between talking up the Dallas fans and talking smack about the Miami faithful during his postgame interview on ESPN:
"As much as our fans are maligned, this and that, our fans just punked the @#$%^ out of the Miami fans, you know? I mean, literally, that's the only way you can say it. We had fans here -- Miami's a great city; I love Miami -- but at the same time. We had our fans yelling 'Let's go Mavs' louder. I mean, it was crazy."
Basically, to say that Mark Cuban is elated with the Mavs' victory would be an understatement:
this will sound weird. Im laying in bed. with the trophy next me.#dreamcometrue