Mavericks: Mark Cuban on Luka Doncic, the NBA’s return, and more

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was on Da Windy City Podcast on April 17. He discusses a plethora of topics including Luka Doncic and more.

The Dallas Mavericks have been owned by Mark Cuban for over two decades. This is a first for everyone, though. The NBA suspended play in the midst of the regular season because of the novel coronavirus. It is uncertain that a champion will be crowned in 2020 which would be a first for the league.

Cuban has been at the forefront of fighting the pandemic. He has donated money, meals, and time to assist in all facets. Cuban is a member of President Donald Trump’s advisory council on opening businesses back up. The Mavericks owner continues to do his part.

Mark Cuban joined Da Windy City Podcast with FanSided’s Mark Carman on Friday to discuss a wide variety of topics. Fans can listen to the entire interview here. Let us take a look at a few highlights.

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On Luka

Cuban was asked a few questions about the Mavericks. He gives his thoughts on if Luka Doncic could ever surpass Dirk Nowitzki as the best Mavs in history. Here is what Cuban had to say about the two stars playing together.

"“Oh my god, we only got to see little glimpses when Dirk was at the end but could you imagine if they were both in their prime? Oh my goodness, that’s MJ and Scottie again.”"

Cuban also had this to say about if Doncic is better than they thought he would be at this point.

"“We knew he was good, obviously that’s why we made the deal. You don’t give up a lottery pick in a future draft unless you’re really confident he’s going to be good. But we didn’t know he would be this good this fast. We thought that there would be a little bit more of a curve for him to get up to speed and to become All-Star caliber.”"

On the NBA’s return

Cuban was also asked if basketball would return this season. Here is what he had to say.

"“Yes, I think we will…I think we’ll play again. I just don’t know any details.”"

That should be music to fan’s ears. The Mavs need that first playoff experience for Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Supporters just want to watch basketball again. Hopefully, it happens sooner than later.

Those quotes are just a taste of this must-listen interview. Please, check it out if you have free time.

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