Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban continues to write checks his basketball team can’t cash. Of course Cubes has the dough to cut those checks, the thing is his squad just doesn’t have the sense to invest his funds wisely.
Yesterday, in an interview, Cuban proclaimed his Mavs to have the size and depth to compete with the Lake Show. When asked if the Mavericks can beat the Lakers, Cuban had the following to say.
“Hell yes. That’s it. Hell yes. We’ve got the size now. We’ve got the depth. We’ve got a lot more depth than the Lakers. It’s not even close there.”
We’re heard this before.
Weren’t the additions of Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood supposed to push the Mavs into the thick of the Western Conference race? I blog for the Lakers so you’ll have to excuse my ignorance but how did the Mavs do in the playoffs last year?
Not only is Cuban a blowhard broken record, he’s ignoring history.
Way back when, the Portland Trailblazers attempted to construct a superstar juggernaut with designs on defeating the Lake Show. One fourth quarter collapse in game 7 of the Western Finals is about all it took for the Jailblazers to be disbanded shortly after.
Now, I’ll give Cuban credit. He has no hesitations when it comes to spending cash and making moves to improve his team. While the Mavs do look better on paper with Tyson Chandler giving them more size, they still lack the pedigree of a champion.
That is what Cuban and the majority of the SportsCenter watching part-time fans don’t understand.
Winning is more than having the talent, you’ve got to have the desire, focus and determination necessary to endure the physical and mental rigors of professional hoops.
Having a star studded roster is nice but having a collection of banners hung by proven champions is better. You’ll learn that lesson this season, Miami.
Face it Cuban. There is a hole in the roof and all you’ve done is change the rug while praying for the rain to stop.