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MC: He's on vacation, so I've been texting him. He's just getting through it, like anyone else who broke up with a girlfriend under not-so-pleasant circumstances. In my opinion this lady was a con artist, and Dirk was the victim. He's broken up with her, and he's leaving it behind him.
DP: Doesn't he know you're the one who's supposed to be making headlines?
MC: When all the Kenyon Martin stuff came out [after Cuban called Martin a thug while standing near the Denver player's mother], let's just say I didn't downplay it, knowing all that Dirk stuff was going on.
DP: So you took one for the team?
MC: I always take one for the team. That's my job.
Last week Derek Fisher (four NBA titles and counting) and Robert Horry (seven) were guests on my show. Their postseason success raises an interesting question: Shouldn't winning championships be a more essential criteria for the Hall of Fame? Maybe it's time to open a wing of the Hall for players who were consummate winners but didn't have gaudy stats. Horry knows he's not likely to get in any other way. "A lot of people look at the scoring aspect and don't look at other things like defense and winning," he said.
Mike Krzyzewski is no fan of the NBA's draft eligibility rules, which all but force high school stars to spend a year in college and have produced a parade of one-and-done top players. If kids are going to be required to go to college, Coach K said, they should have to stay at least two years: "A school can't be an extended-stay hotel."
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