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April 20, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Dallas Mavericks owner and media entrepreneur Mark Cuban confirmed Tuesday that he has put Landmark Theatres, the nation's leading theater chain showing specialized movies, and his production and distribution company Magnolia Pictures up for sale. "Prices for entertainment properties are up," Cuban said in an email. "If we don't get the price and premium we want, we are happy to continue to make money from the properties. " Bids are expected as early as next week, according to Bloomberg, which first reported news of the auction.
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March 5, 2013 | By Shan Li
Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, lost a bid to end a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing him of insider trading. The commission alleges that in 2004, Cuban sold his stake in the search company Mamma.com after hearing of a business strategy he disapproved of from then-Chief Executive Guy Faure. That information, which involved the company's plans to sell stock in a private offering at below-market prices, prompted Cuban to sell his 6.3% stake for $7.9 million, the lawsuit alleged.
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December 31, 2010 | Bloomberg News
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. said billionaire Carl Icahn must disclose a "secret" agreement he has with creditors of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. about a possible merger of the two studios. The Santa Monica film and television studio wants to continue its lawsuit against Icahn even though he no longer is attempting to acquire Lions Gate, it said in a filing in U.S. District Court in New York late Thursday. Lions Gate sued Icahn in December, saying he was "secretly plotting" to profit from merging the studio with MGM while telling investors the deal would be a "debacle.
SPORTS
May 9, 2011 | Broderick Turner
In a quiet moment inside the Lakers coaches' office, some 30 minutes after all the chaos on the American Airlines Center court had subsided, Coach Phil Jackson ambled in with his tote bag on his shoulder, wearing a look of finality. Jackson then said that even before the Dallas Mavericks trounced the Lakers on Sunday, even before his Lakers coaching career came to a close, he and Kobe Bryant sensed the hunt for a third consecutive NBA championship could be headed for a premature end. The Mavericks' 122-86 blowout victory in Game 4, which completed their 4-0 sweep of the Western Conference semifinal series, perhaps came at the right time for the Lakers.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2013 | By Shan Li
Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, lost a bid to end a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing him of insider trading. The commission alleges that in 2004, Cuban sold his stake in the search company Mamma.com after hearing of a business strategy he disapproved of from then-Chief Executive Guy Faure. That information, which involved the company's plans to sell stock in a private offering at below-market prices, prompted Cuban to sell his 6.3% stake for $7.9 million, the lawsuit alleged.
SPORTS
May 30, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Derek Harper, who scored a career-high 35 points as the Dallas Mavericks whipped the Lakers, 118-104, in Game 4 of the Western Conference final Sunday at Reunion Arena, will never be able to live down the blunder he made here four years ago in the playoffs against the Lakers. The Mavericks, who trailed the Lakers 2 games to 1 in the 1984 National Basketball Assn.
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December 28, 1999 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is a sad story, one that shouldn't have happened, except no one knew how to stop it, or what they would do if it happened again. It has no heroes and one victim, Leon Smith of the Dallas Mavericks, now suspended without pay and in a Dallas psychiatric facility. Smith, 19, was 4 when he was taken from his mother in an abuse and neglect hearing and made a ward of the state of Illinois, to be raised in Chicago group homes.
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January 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
Former Dallas Maverick forward Roy Tarpley says the money and pressures involved in being a basketball star led him to alcohol and drugs and, ultimately, a lifetime ban from the NBA. Tarpley, who lives in a north Dallas townhouse when he's not in a Houston drug rehabilitation center, made his first public statement since the banishment in Sunday's Dallas Morning News. He was banned for refusing to take a drug test Oct. 16.
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January 30, 2000 | By MARK HEISLER
The NBA, it may not be as fan-tastic as it used to be, but it's still writer-tastic! Is this a great league or what? Donald T. Sterling! Dennis Rodman! And now, Mark Cuban! People used to worry what would happen in Rodman's out-of-control, self-destructive life when he ran out of suckers, but apparently it's OK because it won't ever happen.
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February 14, 2008 | Mark Heisler
Whether this is an arms race with West teams girding to face the new Laker Menace or everyone following each other like lemmings running into the sea, the process continued Wednesday. Twelve days after the Lakers got Pau Gasol and seven after the Phoenix Suns got Shaquille O'Neal, the Dallas Mavericks agreed to terms on a deal bringing back nine-time All-Star Jason Kidd, five weeks shy of his 35th birthday.
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May 9, 2011 | BILL PLASCHKE
For six months, the Lakers' third time was a charm. On Sunday, it resolutely and reprehensibly crumbled into a curse. The expectations were too heavy. The distractions were too large. The bodies were too weary. The heart was too faint. And, believe it or not, the Dallas Mavericks were too good, the NBA's softest playoff team pounding the Lakers into sweeping submission with a 122-86 victory to finish off a four-game sweep of the second-round playoff series. "I don't know where we lost it ... that drive, that bond we had in the past, that cohesive drive in order to overcome adversity," said Lamar Odom.
SPORTS
May 5, 2011 | Mike Bresnahan
First there was disbelief. Then came the anger. Neither emotion had appeared much at Staples Center in recent years, but they each made up for lost time Wednesday, as boos followed Pau Gasol around the court and the Lakers dipped stunningly close to an early playoff flameout. Lakers fans turned their backs on their team with two minutes to play, heading for the exits for possibly the last time at home in the Phil Jackson era. Those who stayed until the bitter end looked up at the scoreboard, took in the Lakers' 93-81 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, and donated more boos.
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May 5, 2011 | BILL PLASCHKE
Every time he touched the ball, the murmur grew, and grew, until finally, the sound of a collapsing Lakers season cascaded around the skinny guy's shaky shoulders. The booing fans knew it. The annoyed Lakers felt it. History will eventually record it, and it will be about as pretty as the skinny guy's haircut. When the story of the end of the Lakers' attempt to win three consecutive championships is written, it will begin, and end, with Pau Gasol. You want a scapegoat for a 93-81 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals?
SPORTS
May 4, 2011 | MARK HEISLER
It's getting very near the end for them too. . . . Whether Kobe Bryant and the act you've known for all these years have another title run in them remains to be seen. Happily for the Lakers, they're no longer looking at beating any great teams in the West. Unhappily for the Lakers, they have yet to show they're better, or as good as, Dallas, Memphis or Oklahoma City now. For the third time this spring, Lakerdom held its breath Tuesday morning, waiting to see if the sun came up after their favorites took one between the eyes.
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April 30, 2011 | Mike Bresnahan
It's hard to create a rivalry when there isn't one. But sometime over the next two weeks, be it from the words of Mark Cuban and Phil Jackson or the actions of Kobe Bryant, maybe something will be sparked between the Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. They haven't seen each other in the playoffs in 23 years, back when Andrew Bynum was all of 7 months, too young for him to even try boxing out toddlers. The Lakers and Mavericks have played each other 88 times in comparatively meaningless games since the Lakers won the 1988 Western Conference finals in seven games, Magic Johnson wrasslin' up 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds to give the Lakers the West for the seventh time in the '80s.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Dallas Mavericks owner and media entrepreneur Mark Cuban confirmed Tuesday that he has put Landmark Theatres, the nation's leading theater chain showing specialized movies, and his production and distribution company Magnolia Pictures up for sale. "Prices for entertainment properties are up," Cuban said in an email. "If we don't get the price and premium we want, we are happy to continue to make money from the properties. " Bids are expected as early as next week, according to Bloomberg, which first reported news of the auction.
SPORTS
December 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Troubled NBA rookie Leon Smith is due back in a Chicago courtroom Monday on charges he vandalized a car belonging to his former girlfriend's mother. Smith, who attempted the jump from Chicago's Martin Luther King High to the NBA this season, was charged Saturday with two counts of criminal damage to property and one count of violating an order of protection, both misdemeanors, police said.
SPORTS
May 6, 2007 | Mark Heisler
C'est la vie, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. For those of you who noticed, I have to keep ripping off Chuck Berry, Bill Murray, Charles Dickens, et al, because some truths are eternal. Jack Nicholson says the great thing about games, as opposed to movies, is you don't know how they'll end. We live for surprises, which show anything really can happen -- and made the Warriors' upset a special moment in NBA history.
BUSINESS
December 31, 2010 | Bloomberg News
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. said billionaire Carl Icahn must disclose a "secret" agreement he has with creditors of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. about a possible merger of the two studios. The Santa Monica film and television studio wants to continue its lawsuit against Icahn even though he no longer is attempting to acquire Lions Gate, it said in a filing in U.S. District Court in New York late Thursday. Lions Gate sued Icahn in December, saying he was "secretly plotting" to profit from merging the studio with MGM while telling investors the deal would be a "debacle.
SPORTS
February 14, 2008 | Mark Heisler
Whether this is an arms race with West teams girding to face the new Laker Menace or everyone following each other like lemmings running into the sea, the process continued Wednesday. Twelve days after the Lakers got Pau Gasol and seven after the Phoenix Suns got Shaquille O'Neal, the Dallas Mavericks agreed to terms on a deal bringing back nine-time All-Star Jason Kidd, five weeks shy of his 35th birthday.
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