Mark Cuban has finally set a date. The defending champion Dallas Mavericks will finally receive their NBA championship rings in a pre-game ceremony before their January 25th game next Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves and former Maverick J.J. Barea.
Due to the NBA lockout and the rush of getting the season started on Christmas Day, the Mavericks rings weren't actually ready. The Mavs hoisted their championship banner during the opening day pre-game festivities versus the Miami Heat. Cuban spoke about the splitting of events with Dwain Price of the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram:
"I like separating the two [events], actually, because it gives us two chances to sell it," Cuban said. "It gives fans that couldn't make it Opening Day another chance to be part of it. Hopefully we get a chance to separate them again.'' -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban
The Mavericks go on the road to face the Los Angeles Lakers in Staples Center tomorrow night.