08/04/2013 08:14 pm ET

Dwight Howard Mavericks Video: Mark Cuban Shares Animated Clip Used To Lure Center

The Dallas Mavericks were one of the teams that met with Dwight Howard to try and persuade him to sign as a free agent. A month after that meeting -- and just a few weeks after Mark Cuban said the Mavs are in a "better spot" than they would be by signing Howard to a max deal -- the Dallas owner revealed what the team did to lure Howard.

In a post he wrote on Blog Maverick on Saturday, Cuban shared an animated video with a comic book-theme that was used in the team's pitch to Howard.


More from 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



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