Thursday, October 8th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  23 responses

Cuban: ’10 Mavs Better Than ’06 Mavs

Mark says that this season’s Dallas team is a better group that the one who went to the Finals four years ago: “Dallas owner Mark Cuban is expressing and catchphrasing again this week, pronouncing the 2009-10 Dallas Mavericks ‘a better team’ than the club that went to the Finals in 2006. “Not even close,’ he says. ‘Trust me, Mavs fans: If we stay healthy, this is a good, good, team. I never make predictions. But our top 12 guys are off-the-charts compared to where we’ve been in the past.’’’

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  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    It’s true based on names. But really, I’d rather have Devin Harris than Kidd at this point in time.

  • vtrobot

    ’10 Damp can’t be any worse then ’06 Damp. niQ, i’d take harris over kidd too. mavs might be interesting this year.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Well, so are the other teams.

  • Ken

    Can you imagine if the ’10 replacement refs were calling the ’06 Finals? How many FTs do you think Wade would have shot?

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    I like Mark Cuban I really do, but sometimes he runs his mouth a little too much. Don’t jinx your team Mr. Cuban,predictions are not always what they’re made out to be.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Ken: Wade would’ve probably gone to the line 50 times. Lol. And the would’ve taken forever to watch. It would’ve been more boring than watching the Spurs that season.

  • Orlando Green

    The lakers are going to leave sneaker prints on their faces!

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    Co sign ben.

  • LB

    Obviously, he is excited and optimistic about the team, which is fantastic. Ask the NY Yankees how many teams they had “on paper” that looked unbeatable though. Hopefully they have no major injuries, they have great chemistry and Dirk comes up big in the playoffs and doesn’t disappear faster then his ex-girlfriend did when she saw a Dallas Police car.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/overdribbling/index276.html chiqo

    @ken: i don’t know how many foul shots they would have given wade, but i bet they would have called that backcourt violation.

  • JD

    This could be true, but the ’10 Lakers r better than the ’06 Lakers, and the ’10 Spurs r better tan the ’06 Spurs etc

  • knock knock

    If replacements called the game, Wade receives about 2 free throws and miami loses by 26. Shaq is still garbage, wade with no ring. My god, those finals were unbelievably boring. I can’t watch a grown man shoot freethrows for 48 mins straight. I’ll lose my mind.

  • The D Train

    @LB: Dirk’s 36 and 16 against Denver was quite the disappearing act, eh?

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Dave

    Cuban, who to all intents and purposes is the general manager of the Mavs if popular opinion (and his own) is to be believed, is not a good evaluator of top shelf talent. Rather, he excels at finding guys who are underpaid and putting them in situations where they overachieve for good money. That’s why people love playing for him.
    Overachievers don’t make it in crunchtime.

  • Dru Ha

    LOLOLOL not a chance. If this roster was assembled in 06, with these guys at their level back then, sure, he’d have a case.

    His squad is a spent force, even with the new additions. Marion’s washed up, not to mention the others.

    Hot. Garbage.

  • http://www.twitter.com/L_Playah Gambit

    How can u go wrong with Kidd, Dirk, Matrix, J-Howard, JET & Drew

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    10 Lakers better than 09,08,07,06 Lakers. 10′ Spurs better than 09,08,07,06 Spurs. 10′ Celtics better than 09,08,07,06 Celtics, 10 Cavs better than 09,08,07,06 Cavs.10 Magic better than 09,08,07,06 Magic. LOL Cuban all these teams that were already better than Dallas are much better than before aswell. Lakers 2010 Champs Dallas second round exit.

  • Randy Brown

    Mark Cuban in attention-seeking foray again

  • Justin

    As was said before, too bad the Spurs and Lakers still exist.

  • ClydeSays

    Anyone else think that Cuban cried himself to sleep for about 3 seasons after Nash walked?

  • Yesse

    Might be, but other teams are also better than the ’10 Mavs.

  • Jay-G

    Man Cuban was like a used car salesman on the radio the other day. He was telling people to buy tickets over and over. I agree that the MAvs are better, but like everyone else said most of the field is better than it was in 06′. The only teams that were good in 06 were Mavs, Heat, Spurs, Suns and Pistons.