Mark Cuban: Warriors are the NBA’s New ‘Villain’

by July 14, 2016

After adding the planet’s deadliest scorer to an already-loaded roster, the Golden State Warriors completed their transformation into the NBA’s biggest, baddest villains.

And according to Mark Cuban, the Dubs’ super-team will be good for the business of the L.

People may claim to hate the assemblage of so much talent on one team, but it’s a good bet that they won’t be able to look away.


Mark Cuban believes Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors will benefit the NBA from a business perspective, despite commissioner Adam Silver’s concerns about the forming of a superteam. […] Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner who has never shied away from going against the grain, is confident that adding a former MVP to a recent championship team that already features two-time MVP Stephen Curry and All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will drive interest in the league.


“They become the villain,” Cuban said on Wednesday, a day after Silver indicated that changes in the collective bargaining agreement are needed to prevent similar situations from developing in the future. “Just like when LeBron James went to Miami, I loved that there was a villain. They become the villain. I’m fine with that. Everybody’s going to root for them to lose.”


Cuban also cautioned against assuming that the Warriors — who won the title in 2015 and lost in the NBA Finals this year after setting a regular-season record with 73 wins — will have an easy road to another title. […] “It’s always been tough for superteams to stay super,” Cuban said. “When you congregate that much talent, one injury destroys the whole thing. They played by the rules, so it is what it is. It has always happened. It’s nothing new.”

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