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Mark Cuban declares NBA ‘power balance’ bracelet a scam, throws them in trash (VIDEO)

Nov 27, 2012, 10:13 AM EDT


According to Mark Cuban, for $32.99 you too can get scammed by the NBA’s online store as they attempt to sell ‘Power Balance’ bracelets bedazzled with the logos of NBA teams. But Cuban ain’t having this.

In fact, he’s going to go around throwing every Power Balance bracelet he sees in trash cans until he’s completely eradicated every last one that’s providing the user with a very comforting placebo effect, in which they assume they have tremendous balance so they actually HAVE tremendous balance.

I should know. I was duped by one of those things for six months last year. And yes, I felt incredibly stable when walking.

But Cuban really cares. He cares so much that he recently made a Youtube video where he went into the Mavericks’ locker room and threw out a big box of brand new power bracelets. Probably worth a ton of money. TO THE TRASH CAN!

Of course, Cuban’s accusations aren’t baseless. In 2011, Power Balance was hit with a class action lawsuit when customers called bull on the wristbands’ ability to balance the wearer, which resulted in Power Balance LLC coughing up $57 million.

Hey, if anything, the uneven weight distribution caused by a bracelet on one hand and not the other will do the OPPOSITE of balance someone. Am I right? No? Science?

From ESPN:

Cuban made his opinion clear in a video he posted to YouTube last week in which he criticized Power Balance bracelets before throwing the display case that was in the Mavericks’ locker room in the garbage.

“See this stuff?” Cuban said on the video, grabbing the display. “It was a scam when they were on ‘Shark Tank.’ It’s still a scam. I don’t care if the NBA was dumb enough to sign an agreement; this is going where it belongs.”

But how are the Mavericks supposed to look cool in front of the other NBAers? TO THE LIVESTRONG TRUCK!