Mark Cuban Hit In The Face With Flying Projectile; Video of Five Times He Deserved It

Apparently, at the end of Game 3 of the Maversicks-Blazers series on Thursday night in Portland, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was pegged in the face with a mysterious unidentified object. While I don't condone the anonymous launching of projectiles at anyone when they're not looking (If they're looking, it's perfectly okay.), predictably Cuban himself was part of the problem.

According to ESPN Dallas, Cuban was "interacting with fans in the section behind the Mavericks' bench" throughout the game, a 97-92 Mavs loss:

"I don't know what it was, but something hit me in the face," said Cuban, who encouraged fans to boo him more by putting his hand by his ear.

As big a tool as Cuban can appear to be sometimes (I say APPEAR to be because I'd take him as an owner of one of my teams in a second), it begs the question: How did it take this long for someone to drill Cuban in the face with a random object?

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Sean Pendergast is a contributing freelance writer who covers Houston area sports daily in the News section, with periodic columns and features, as well. He also hosts afternoon drive on SportsRadio 610, as well as the post game show for the Houston Texans.
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