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Mark Cuban Inexplicably Welcomes New Maverick by Taking Him to IHOP

There are definitely better pancakes in Dallas.

IHOP, really?
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Most of the time, you have to give Mark Cuban props for being a generally good dude. He donates to charities, brought home a NBA title to Dallas, and is always a good (outspoken) ambassador for our fair city.

But when brand new Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes came to Dallas to sign his four-year, $94 million contract, Cuban inadvertently dissed Dallas’ food scene. As SportsDay DFW reports, Cuban took Barnes and Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle to IHOP to celebrate.

Yup, you read that correctly. IHOP.

Perhaps Harrison Barnes is a massive fan of those Rooty Tooty Fresh N’ Fruity pancakes, but even then IHOP seems like a pretty pitiful choice considering the excellent pancakes at spots like Norma's Cafe and Crossroads Diner totally exist. Perhaps Barnes would have liked to have gone to Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse, a noted favorite of former Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons.

Do better, Cubes. Next time, let Eater's guide to Dallas' best pancakes lead the way.