Now this is how you settle a lawsuit that says you mismanaged a franchise, by filing a legal brief that says you can’t mismanage a team to a championship, duh. From a legal brief filed by Mark Cuban:

Under Hillwood’s ownership, the team was deemed the “worst franchise” in all of professional sports. Under Cuban’s stewardship the Mavericks have become one of the league’s most successful teams and are now NBA champions. Accordingly, there can be no genuine question that Hillwood’s claims of mismanagement lack merit and Hillwood’s claims should be disposed of on summary judgment.

Love this. Love the “no genuine question” part in particular, which essentially says “C’mon, we’re the champs. Step your mismanagement claims up.” Love that there’s a gigantic picture of the Mavericks celebrating their championship, which is being presented as evidence that the Mavs are well run. Love every single bit of this.

It’s like when Leslie Knope had her boyfriend deposed following a dinner party, just to get it on record. Except this is real life. Every part of this is the best.

(via Deadspin)