Mark Cuban wishes the Lakers ill will

The Los Angeles Lakers are off to a slow start to the 2014-15 season, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn’t shy about expressing his feelings about the franchise, according to Baxter Holmes of ESPNLosAngeles.com.

During an interview on Tuesday on “The Fred Roggin Show” on The Beast 980, a radio station located in Los Angeles, Cuban was asked about how teams attempt to construct their rosters in this era of the NBA, in particular the Lakers. The longtime Mavericks owner in his response made a concerted effort to add in his two cents about what he thought about Los Angeles.

“As far as the Lakers,” Cuban said, “I think there are going to be a lot of teams that are going to be focusing and saying, ‘Look, I’ve got a ton of cap room, free agents A, B and C, why don’t you guys come together and come play for me?’ And L.A. has always been considered a destination, so maybe they feel there’s a valid strategy. You know me, Fred. Personally, I just hope they suck forever.”

It is not surprising to hear Cuban state that he hates another NBA team as he stated last week that he still hates the Miami Heat because of  the 2006 NBA Finals loss, and he did not appear to have any change of heart toward that franchise even after his team beat them in the 2010-11 NBA Finals.

Via ESPNDallas.com:

“It’s still the same,” Mavs owner Mark Cuban said about his feelings for the Heat before Sunday’s loss to Miami. “I hated them before LeBron got there. He didn’t affect my feelings for them at all.”

The fact that Cuban has any dislike for any other team than his own sounds like in the realm of thinking for most owner of any sports team, as their main concern is to help construct a team that can win a championship every year. His most recent statement only comes with much spotlight because of the position that he is in as a team owner, and due to how outspoken he is. If it were anybody else in another job in the NBA, their statement would go mostly unnoticed.

Photo Credit: Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News

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Bob Garcia IV

Staff Writer at Sports Out West
Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He is also currently covering the NBA and NFL for ClutchPoints. He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarciaivsports.


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