Everyone has heard of the verbal exchange that occured after game 3 between Kenyon Martin’s mom, Lydia Moore and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. And like any good son would, K-Mart stands up and comes to his mom’s aid.
“It’s a little personal, and I’m going to take care of it,” Martin said. “I’m not going to do the whole media thing, back and forth. That’s his thing. I’m more of a face-to-face type of dude.”
Well Cuban might have gotten the message, but last night a couple of Dallas fans didn’t head the warning. During an altercation between Carmelo Anthony and Antoine Wright, Kenyon went over to the Nuggets bench and unleashed on a couple fans sitting by his mom.
You [expletive] better cut the [expletive], he shouted, as team personnel tried to pull him back to the huddle. You’re going to get [expletive] up.
Martin then said to his mother: â€œSomebody do something to you, you better tell me. I’m going to [expletive] somebody up.â€
Even Mark Cuban was disgusted. Enough so that he offered up an apology for his comments and the action of the Dallas fans.
“So at this point I would like to apologize to you and your mom KMart for my comment. I should have not said anything and I was wrong. Hopefully you will accept the apology and we can move on.
When the series comes back to Dallas, your family, and the family of other Nuggets players are welcome to stay in my suite, with my family. Its amazing how tempers mellow when real people talk to each other and realize that its still just a game.
If that isnâ€™t acceptable, Iâ€™m happy to provide a suite, free of charge to them as well and place whatever security is needed to make them feel comfortable.
We tried to have enough additional security for them tonight as well, but I know your family and friends didn’t feel as comfortable as they should. I apologize for that as well. This arena is my responsibility, we could and should do a better job.”
Hopefully this drama can now come to an end. And maybe we can just focus on Mark Cuban’s guarantee on a Dallas win in Game 5.