Mark Cuban Says Dwight Howard Made a Mistake Choosing the Rockets

by November 01, 2013

by Marcel Mutoni @ marcel_mutoni

The Dallas Mavericks went hard after Dwight Howard during his summer free agency. Owner Mark Cuban then hilariously claimed they were better off without the superstar center.

Now, Cuban says Howard made a mistake in judgement by choosing to sign with the Houston Rockets.

Per the Dallas Morning News:

The Mavericks’ opponent Friday in Houston was not the right choice for No. 1 summer free agent Dwight Howard to make, Cuban said. “Obviously, he made a mistake in judgment,” Cuban said with a laugh when asked if he could blame the 6-11 center for choosing young James Harden and the Rockets over older Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks. “Do I blame him? No, that’s what young kids do. They make mistakes in judgment.”

“You choose teams,” Cuban said. “You don’t choose players. If he made a choice off of an individual player, yeah, he made a mistake. You choose teams. You choose organizations. You choose coaches. And it’s just not relative to Houston. That’s just the way I look at it, because if he’s that good, then the right organization … Put aside Dwight. Any young superstar looking to make a move, if you’re that good, then the right organization gets all the right pieces around you. So it’s not about, you’d rather play with this guy. If you’re that good and you have [salary cap] flexibility, the right organization will put the right pieces around you and get you there.”

Mark Cuban claims there are no hard feelings; the Mavs will apparently be fine with Monta Ellis and Jose Calderon as consolation prizes.

He still likes Dwight Howard as a person and player, but like every other Mavs opponent, Cuban hopes the Rockets “suck.”