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Mark Cuban let his team make noise

Owner was on best behavior while Mavs completed their journey to NBA championship

Updated: June 13, 2011, 12:17 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

MIAMI -- Steam clouds exploded from the impetuous owner's ears as the red-faced Mark Cuban stared down commissioner David Stern seated a few rows up at AmericanAirlines Arena. Cuban pointed and stomped around the court in ugly protest, a searing scene that unraveled after the third consecutive loss of an epic NBA Finals meltdown that cost Cuban a quarter-million-dollar fine.

What a difference five years makes.

This time Cuban -- sweaty, smiling and finally having broken the unfathomable ...

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