Now That's What I Call Fan Appreciation Night!

by Matthew Curtis
April 21, 2006 3:53 AM
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He may not be every indie filmmaker's best friend--especially those at IFC like Caveh, whose terrific I AM A SEX ADDICT has been shut out of playing Landmark Theaters due to a business dispute between feuding corporations--but no one can say Mark Cuban isn't the coolest owner in professional team sports. Talk radio is abuzz today with news that the outspoken and passionate owner of the Dallas Mavericks, the team with the second best record in the NBA's Western Conference, had a little surprise for all 19,000 people in attendance at the team's regular season home finale, as well as another 1000 watching at home. In partnership with American Airlines, Cuban gave every single ticket holder a voucher for a free roundtrip airfare, with a total value of upwards of 3 million dollars. How awesome is that? Maybe he wants the hometown fans to use the tickets to follow the Mavs in the playoffs. Don't know if it'll help in a possible showdown with the Spurs, but you gotta give the man his props!

--Matthew

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