Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban insists it’s healthy for the NBA that people are hating what he calls the borderline ‘arrogant’ Miami Heat.
He noted that the Heat being bad guys, in his opinion, everyone wants to see them knocked off.
But based on his reasoning, it’s not clear whether what he meant was that a Miami Heat loss is good for the league or just good for him and his team.
“That’s always good for the NBA when you have a team that everybody looks forward to beating. Like when we beat them, I would go to places I’ve never been and people would give me a standing ovation. That’s good for the NBA,” said Cuban.
Cuban, whose Mavs beat the Heat in the 2011 Finals, may still have some hangover from their championship conquest.
Some also suggest that Cuban may still harbor harsh feelings toward the Heat emanating from their 2006 Finals loss to a version led by Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade.