Mark Cuban said the fact that a big deal has been made about him yelling at forward Lamar Odom during this past Tuesday's 95-85 win over the New York Knicks is a sad commentary about the sports writing business in New York City.

This is the one-liner New York Daily News reporter Frank Isola had in his Wednesday story about an exchange between Cuban and Dallas Mavericks forward Lamar Odom during the Mavs-New York Knicks game.

"Lamar Odom exchanged words with Mavs owner Mark Cuban, who was upset over the forward's failure to hustle,'' wrote Isola.

Both Cuban and Odom took exception to the remark.