DALLAS -- Normally (or formerly) outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban kept his only public comments during the Western Conference finals short and sweet.
"All I can say is there's 20-some thousand people in this building who believed in us when nobody else did," Cuban said during an ESPN interview during the West championship trophy presentation after the Mavs' 100-96 win to finish off the Thunder. "There's all the guys in this organization and on the court who believed in us and in coach and fought every game, every minute of the way.
"And all I can tell everybody is, we ain't done yet!"
Cuban has avoided the spotlight since the beginning of the Mavs' West semifinals series against the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. He stopped talking on the record altogether midway through that sweep.
"We believe," was all Cuban said after that series.
Cuban declined postgame interview requests in the Mavs' locker room, although he did strut around the room for a few moments in front of reporters, wearing a huge smile and a Western Conference championship cap.