Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is no longer falling for the bait when it comes to discussing Los Angeles Lakers fans. During an interview with the press before Saturday night’s game, the Mavs owner refused to talk about Lakers fans.
According to Cuban:
“I’ve said enough about the Lakers. Let’s just say that when you say something bad about the Lakers, you get a ton of Twitter threats, so it’s just not worth it. There is just more Twitter courage in Southern California than probably any other part of the world.”
Cuban then added:
“I’m not suggesting it’s all Lakers fans. It’s just most.”
It’s not just the fans Cuban has to worry about. Over the years, he has fought with everyone on the Lakers’ staff from Shaquille O’Neal to Phil Jackson, verbal sparring matches that have led to death threats and other threats against the outspoken NBA team owner.
While Cuban shied away from calling out Lakers fans directly, he did go after the team’s acquisitions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, nothing that it takes “great chemistry” to win an NBA championship. According to Cuban, he isn’t sure all recently acquired players really want to be playing for the Lakers.
In true Mark Cuban fashion, he then added of the Lakers upcoming season:
“I don’t know, I don’t care, I just hope they suck. You know, like any other team.”
Cuban has been especially critical of the Los Angeles Lakers since they fired head coach Mike Brown. According to Cuban in regards to that firing, “it was a huge mistake and they continue to make them.”
Even a fairly reserved Mark Cuban appears to have no problem attacking the Los Angeles Lakers.