Despite the league failing to schedule a visit for the squad, the reigning NBA champion Dallas Mavericks will visit the White House today.
Dirk Nowitzki tweeted earlier that he wished his former teammates were with them to experience the honor:
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Traditionally the champion of the four major American sports will make a visit to meet the President at some point in the calendar year following their victory. Since the NBA did not schedule a game for Dallas in Washington this year, Cuban took the issue into his own hands last month.
“There’s no point in calling (the league),” Cuban told ESPN. “It’s bull—- by the league not to schedule it. I figured I’d do it myself since the league wasn’t smart enough to figure it out. How can you be that stupid? All you’ve got to do is when you’re putting in the scheduling software, say Dallas at Washington, yes. They managed to get Dallas and Miami and all the games set on certain days.” The NBA lockout forced the league to restructure its schedule after the labor dispute dragged into, and delayed, the beginning of the regular season. Dallas originally had one preseason and one regular season game scheduled against the Wizards in Washington, but both games were wiped out by the lockout.