DALLAS - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will soon hear a knock on the door of his ultra luxurious office and it will be representatives from the NBA who will be picking up The Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.
The Dallas Mavericks who stood atop of the professional basketball world have now taken a horrible fall and are bobbing about on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Oklahoma City Thunder delivered the knockout blow as they defeated the Mavs 103-97 to sweep the first round of the playoffs from Dallas four games to none.
Sports reporters have offered up all kinds of reasons for the demise of Cuban's court of roundballers, and most of it falls squarely on the young billionaire's shoulders.
For one thing he let two big pieces of last year's championship team slip away because the filthy rich basketball mogul refused to hand over a few more dollars.
Tyson Chandler and J.J. Barea, both said adios to Dallas and Mark "The $park" Cuban.
According to Rufus Reno of Sports Balls Illustrated Weekly, who covered the Dallas-Oklahoma City series, Cuban certainly did not lack for any excuses.
At first King Mark The First blamed it on the NBA lockout. But then after thinking about it for a few minutes, he realized that, that would not fly since the lockout kind of affected every NBA team.
Next he decided that the fault lied in the weather. And then he admitted that, that was not a good answer since they play inside, in an enclosed basketball arena, unlike the Cleveland Cavaliers (JK).
Cuban then turned his accusatory finger towards the Maverick cheerleaders when he stated that the girls had just not yelled as loud as professional NBA cheerleaders are supposed to yell.
He did note that the will be reviewing some of the cheerleading videos and several of the cheerleaders will be asked to turn in their pom-poms.
But after one of his business advisers informed him that he really had to come up with something a little bit better he suddenly struck excuse gold, as they refer to it in the casinos of Las Vegas.
Mark Cuban called up Rufus Reno and he told him that the real reason why his Dallas Mavericks were knocked out of the first round playoffs was because of the dreaded "Kardashian Curse."
He went on to explain that when he acquired Lamar Odom from the Los Angeles Lakers he had an uneasy feeling about the transaction.
And it was not long before he realized that his uneasy feeling was due to Lamar's famous celebrity wife Khloe Kardashian of the famed Kardashian family.
Cuban pointed out that Khloe, who stars with Lamar in the reality show Khloe & Lamar, jinxed the Mavericks.
He added that Kardashian had flat out jinxed his team just like several years ago when another Tinsel Town celebrity, Jessica Simpson, had jinxed another Dallas team, the Cowboys when she started dating Dallas quarterback Tony Romo.
The Cowboy fans and even team owner Jerry Jones began to refer to Simpson as Yoko Romo.
Cuban also pointed out that several years ago Kim Kardashian dated New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush, and he emphasized the horrible mess that she has caused with the "BountyGate" scandal.
The Mavs owner also commented on Kim Kardashian dating Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin and how the "Kardashian Curse" has affected the Cowboys who have not been playing like the Cowboys of the Days of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin.
ARTICLE FOOTNOTE: So according to Mark Cuban he feels totally justified in blaming the poor Dallas Mavericks season on the dreaded "Kardashian Curse."