In a local radio interview Tuesday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban didn’t hold back when discussing the struggling Los Angeles Lakers, saying, “Personally, I just hope they suck forever.”
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is enjoying the Lakers’ struggles and said he hopes they “suck forever.”
Cuban made his remarks about the 1-9 Lakers, who are off to their worst start in franchise history, while he was on “The Fred Roggin Show” on The Beast 980, a radio station in Los Angeles.
Roggin brought up the topic of how teams are constructed in the current NBA era, specifically the Lakers.
“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.”
Fostering the IOC and training to compete in basically 95% walkover games is beginning to wear down NBA players. His withdrawal comes less than a week after Indiana’s Paul George was lost to a open tibia-fibula fracture and follows previous withdrawals by All-Stars Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge, and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. As a Wizards fan, I certainly was not upset when John Wall and Bradley Beal were cut from the team.
Incredible performance by LeBron
Just some of the most illogical plays by Chris Paul and the Clippers. Oklahoma is up 3-2.
Lifetime ban from the NBA–Sterling can never attend an NBA game again
Sterling can never participate in operation of Clipper franchise
2.5 Million dollar fine
Attempting to force Sterling to sell the team
The Toronto Raptors keep piling up accomplishments.
But they realize they have more to do this season.
Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Raptors set a franchise record with their 48th win, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 on Monday night. “This is probably the best team I’ve ever been on,” Vasquez said. It may well be, but the true measure of Toronto’s success will come in their postseason performance. “We can’t just be happy,” Vasquez said. “We’ve got to continue to get better and make a run in the playoffs.”
Vasquez made an impact right away, hitting three of Toronto’s six 3-pointers in the first quarter, as the Raptors built a 32-19 lead after one.
Vasquez had two more 3-pointers in the second, getting eight points and four assists as Toronto took a 59-46 lead at halftime.
Metta World Peace will work well in rotation with Carmelo Anthony and, as a quotable personality headed back to a town he loves, he’ll also clear a few reporters from Anthony’s locker, writes Bradford Doolittle.
World Peace said Monday that he was joining theNew York Knicks because he wants to win.
“I don’t care if I’m starting, or sweeping the floors. You hear me? I want to win,” he said.
The Knicks said the contract has not been signed but an agreement has been reached.
The two came to terms on a two-year deal with the first year guaranteed, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian Begley.
The deal is worth approximately $1.6 million per season with a player option for Year 2, the source said, adding that the Knicks used the remainder of their mini-midlevel exception to sign the former Laker. from espn.com
What a perfectly designed play by Eric Spoelstra that allowed LeBron to easily drive to the bucket
Birdman Birdman 7-7 from the field for 16 points
Paul George was fantastic for Indiana scoring 27
Born Ready 7 pts 12 rebounds
Psycho T—10 points
As usual Curry was fantastic.
Warriors move on to face San Antonio. Golden State has not won in San Antonio since February 14, 1997–that’s 16 years. Game 1 is Monday night.
Blake’s Line—-39 minutes—7 points–6 assists —5 rebounds –and 2 Crucial Steals
Greivis’ Line—37 minutes–11 points–11 assists—3 rebounds
Greivis turned his ankle with 4 seconds left—no report yet on how serious the injury was
Knicks fans must have real short memories and the boos cascaded throughout the Garden as Jeremy lin returned. Despite a flagrant elbow to the chin, Lin gathered 22 points and 8 assists in helping deal the Knicks their first home loss of the year. James Harden whom the 3-18 Wizards refused to give up Bradley Beal for added 28 for the Rockets.