Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants investment in injury prevention

Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shared his thoughts on what can be done in the wake of the devastating Kevin Durant injury in the NBA Finals.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban bought the team in January 2000. The team was well on its way to missing the playoffs for the tenth straight season when Cuban made the deal. Then, the Mavs took off. They made the postseason 15 of the next 16 years. Still, in the 19 full seasons that Cuban has owned the team, the Mavericks have missed the playoffs just four times.

It should not be a surprise. Mark Cuban is successful at just about everything he does. Cuban is the 478th richest person in the world according to Forbes. The Mavs are lucky to have him as their owner.

Wants investment in injury prevention

Cuban is often outspoken about changing and improving the NBA’s product. That was the case again in the aftermath of Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant’s torn Achilles during game five of the NBA Finals. Here is what Cuban tweeted on June 11.

Cuban nails a lot of good points here. Keeping the talent healthier longer improves the NBA’s on-court product. Advancements in this area could be significant in every sport and life in general. Hopefully, the NBA and other professional sports organizations join in on spending money to improve the medical technology.

Fans should not think it will eliminate the problem completely, though. As with anything, freak accidents happen, and players could be injured as a result. If making the investment eliminates one Achilles or ACL tear, it was worth it.

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Keep an eye on what happens on this front over the coming years. Cuban’s words could push for change and make a massive impact down the line.