Mark Cuban Doesn’t Have the Olympic Spirit

by Marcel Mutoni

All things considered, Mark Cuban has been on what can probably be termed as his “best behavior” this season.

His criticism of the zebras quieted down significantly, and aside from his bizarre decision to ban bloggers from the Mavs’ locker room, he’s done a pretty good job of avoiding controversy. Well, so much for that.

With the Team USA roster expected to be unveiled on Monday, Cuban went on a tirade against what the Olympics (and NBA players’ participation) truly represent.

“I hate the fact that we lie to ourselves and pretend this is about representing country,” Cuban said. “It’s not. It’s about money.”

Is Cuban disappointed that Nowitzki and Kidd have chosen this path or does he understand?

“I understand completely, I just disagree,” Cuban said. “As I mentioned, to me, the disturbing part is not just the financial risk we incur, with minimal upside, it’s the hypocrisy of it all. Can’t we just call it the GE Olympic Team?”

An NBA fine is probably already on its way to Cuban’s mailbox; my only question is, Can the IOC squeeze a few dollars out of Mark as well?