Mark Cuban hits self-mute button

Mavericks owner discovers that silence is golden during Dallas' run to NBA Finals

Updated: May 28, 2011, 9:17 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Mark Cuban grabbed something to nibble on from the postgame buffet, across the room from the StairMaster on which he's conducted hundreds of impromptu pregame news conferences, and warmly greeted the only media straggler in the Dallas Mavericks' locker room.

The wait wasn't worthwhile. Cuban, wearing a Western Conference championship hat and T-shirt about an hour after the Mavs earned a return trip to the NBA Finals, politely but profanely declined an interview request.

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