Mark Cuban: Mavs can beat the Lakers

Interesting choice of words by Mark, but let the players do the talking on the court.

Sports Radio Interview: On if the Mavs could beat the Lakers: “Hell yes. That’s it. Hell yes. We’ve got the size now. We’ve got the depth. We’ve got a lot more depth than the Lakers. It’s not even close there.”

A little extra from what he had to say, from L.A. Times. I don’t know how he expects to achieve this with the Lakers in the same conference as them.

After he was asked what the team’s expectations entailed after winning at least 50 games for nine consecutive seasons, Cuban raised the bar pretty high. “We’re going to have so much depth that it’s really going to give us an advantage this year,” he said. “All our guys are coming in with one focus only and that’s to win a championship. That’s the goal. “

  • LkrFn4Lf

    I like Mark Cuban, but he is crazy

  • dawg

    “We’ve got a lot more depth than the Lakers. It’s not even close there.”

    lol wow bro.

  • Tim

    Id say they can compete with us for sure…but saying..
    “We’ve got a lot more depth than the Lakers. It’s not even close there.”
    ……WoW

  • DRE84

    Correct me if I’m wrong Don’t we go through this Mavs can beat the lakers shit every damn season?Yes we do!
    Mavs are like the cowboys They choke every year because Just like Romo Dirk shrinks when it’s time to Put that work in!

    • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

      No good sir, you are thinking of LeBron.

    • LAL_24

      Woooooaa timeout im a Cowboy Fan lol relax………im go T.O. on you “thats my quarterback”*tears*

  • Robert.

    Well, maybe the Mavs can beat the Lakers at … canasta? tiddly winks? bridge? 3-legged race? count the beans in the jar?
    .
    but .. not basketball

    • Laker101

      Yeah, idk Andrew Bynums knee injury might make him a liability in the 3-legged race. So they might beat us at that

      • ll13jl

        HAHAHAHA

  • cums on u

    Now i know who laffs atu is, it was mark cuban the whole time lol

  • jediraph

    This is the same guy who said last season, that the Lakes can’t win with Ron Artest and Kobe playing on the same team

  • king.manu

    kidd-fisher = mavs
    kobe- butler= lakers
    marion – artest = tie
    gasol – dirk = lakers
    chandler – bynum = lakers
    barrea – blake = lakers
    terry – brown = mavs
    steveson – barnes = lakers
    thomas – odom = lakers
    haywood – ratliff =mavs
    mahinmi,beaubois, jones – walton, vujacic, ebanks, character = lakers…

    lakers -mavs = 8-4

  • Justin M.

    I think Mark enjoy’s being torched by Kobe, so he’s insuring Kobe has plenty of motivation to do just that.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    6 for 24 in a game 7 is some scarey torch…………more like a bic lighter,in the wind….once again LAKERS getting zero respect…….laughing!

    • LAL_24

      does this piece of trash ever shut up?

    • gameplan, and like

      oh! still can’t sleep on that 6-24? what about 7/24 that reminds you kobe won that game 7 leading all scorer.

    • HATER

      you need a life so you can move on in it. Give it a rest cause LAKERS are still the CHAMPS. FOOL!

    • captnsaveaho

      o.k. 6 for 24….
      more importantly, (***15 rebounds***) THATS WHERE THE GAME WAS WON!

      • captnsaveaho

        jesus 3-14.
        the actress 5-15
        what about actress #2 (k.g) 3 boards?!?!?! WHAT?!?!?!?

  • 242LakerFan

    I’m going to keep my comments on this short and to the point:
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!!!

    • river raider

      Ditto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t you have to have a hella starting 5 in order to have depth? Not impressed.

  • The artist formally known as Brown Hater

    The Mav added Chandler wow I’m so impressed yeah Chandler was so good that they decided to start Odom at center in the world games. Hey isn’t this basically the same team that got knocked in the first rd last year

  • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com/ BE_A_LakerFan

    Didn’t he say something like this last season? Get out of here with that bs Mark.. you know you don’t believe that.

  • Cubano

    I agreee with Mark Cuban. Chandler and Haywood are going to have their way with Pau and Bynum.

    • 242LakerFan

      Seriously, Mark, you’re a wonderful owner and I think you’ve been good for the league, but you’ve never been much of a prognosticator, have you? I mean, your record speaks for itself.

      • http://57.amklac/ laffs atu

        The lakers are old and its Dallas’s turn. Plus 6-24 won’t cut it against the new and improved mavs fatboy!!!!

        • laffs atu is is simply plain stupid

          keepin’ it real…

        • 242LakerFan

          I know Cuban has worked hard the last several years to lose weight and shed that old image of the pudgy internet geek, but to call him “the new and improved Mavs fatboy” is just cruel. There’s no need to get so personal, you know?

          • LAL_24

            LOL!damn 242LF haha you OWNED him lol

        • laffs atu girly girl

          If the Lakers are considered old, then that makes you’re Smeltics team Dinosaurs! Sorry dude! I guess that means 20 YEARS BEFORE YOU SEE A CHAMPIONSHIP in Boston laffs atu girly girl, so maybe you should cheer for the Mavericks!

        • HATER

          Now you are cheering for the Mavs. Pick a team TOOL!

    • HATER

      Cubano & Cuban have something in common you both are high and like guys.

    • Kobe4Life

      And I agree that Kobe and Artest are going to have their way with the rest of the Mavericks team so tough luck Cubano!

  • Jetblu3

    More depth? R u searious? Mavs have dirk and Terry that’s it Chandler? Get real… And for u all that are talkin that 6-24 micheal Jordan twice in game 7 shot 4-19 and 6-20……everybody has bad games lakers got to the finals the mavs got eliminated round 1….this season will be the same……

  • kobefinalmvp2011

    man mav got joke if mav want us meet at the west conf final for once ahahahaha

  • Paul Lee

    Mark Cuban being mark Cuban. He says this EVERY SINGLE YEAR. HOW ABOUT BEATING THE SPURS 1st before you worry about us.

  • Paul Lee

    We have to be the only NBA champions the past 2 seasons ever to get so disrespected so much. I just dont get it

    • Showtime4eva

      We ARE the only NBA champions the last two seasons.

      • TOUCHING_MYSELF

        Hahaha!

        Look, Paul we all hear and agree with what you’re saying, but Showtime is right… “We ARE the only NBA champions the last two seasons.” Gotta phrase your sh!t right!

        Classic, Showtime, classic!

      • 242LakerFan

        LMAO!!

  • gameplan, and like

    kidd is not paul, and chandler works effectively only with cp3′s pick n roll. remember 06 kobe’s 62.? let just wait for the rested and recharged kobe.

  • http://thelakersnation.com Ryan Jones

    This is an email I wrote to Cuban after I heard his comments. What a joke.

    Dear Mark Cuban,
    I read that you said the Mavericks depth is much better than the
    Lakers’. What the fuck are you thinking you piece of shit owner that
    appears on Entrouage buying Avion tequila. The Lakers are 500000 times
    better than your gay texas faggots. Caron Buter is a worthless fuck,
    dirk is from fucking germany, you have a guy named Ajinca, your such a
    bad owner. You have 5 players that wear the number 0 what is wrong with
    you. The Lakers have Kobe, Pau and more rings than your entire
    franchise. including the texans that sell hot dogs behind the counter.
    Listen Marc, you have no life and you should start respecting the
    Lakers. You also have a guy on your team named the matrix. who the fuck
    is named after a movie. i think you are retarded but you should buy the
    la dodgers. we would love to have you and you would choke on dodger
    dogs in the all u can eat section. you would also take over nancy bees
    job singing the 7th inning stretch. anyways, i hope when we play you
    again the lakers put the volume in the stadium on full blast to get
    your head and blow your eardrums. go ride a fucking horse in Texas and
    i hope the spurs beat you again, or better yet Steve Nash since you
    released him. Go Lakers , 3 peat baby , you have no rings, you are
    useless. go lakers for life, best team in the world. purple and gold
    baby, later see you on Figeroura street fag.

    much love, and lakers for life,
    Ryan and Sobe.

    P.s. Suck My laker dick

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RSMTVCVXZFLMJZQ3E5RA2F47LU mwfontan

      I’m a Mavs fan and that is just hilarious!

    • Jenta2005

      Wow, real mature. Who wrote this, a 10 yr. old? Sorry but the Lakers are losers and the Mavs are a million times better, no one can guard Dirk, there is no other player in the NBA like him and Kobe is not as good as he used to be, The Lakers depend on one good layer while the Mavs have an all around great team, plus the best bench in the league. So suck on that you prissy LA bitches!

  • HATER

    I think the owners should be drug tested too cause Cuban is HIGH or CRACKED OUT.

  • DCLakeshow

    We should all chill. These are not “real life” Mark Cuban comments, but lines from next season’s Entourage.

    Obviously, in this scene, he’s had a little too much Tequila.

    • 242LakerFan

      LOL Nice spin! Cuban might want to use that to save some face later this season.

  • Paul Lee

    ahh my bad should’ve checked over what I said.

  • Paul Lee

    my bad

  • rondo

    The Mavericks big men are big but they have very little talent plus they are soft big wimps. They did not produce at Washington, New Orleans and Charlotte. Just because you are big means nothing Pau and Bynum and Co. will kick the Mavericks ass any day anytime.

    • Jenta2005

      Really cause it’s not looking that way! lol

  • Robert.

    Mavs had their best chance in 2006, and fell short. It’s been downhill ever since.
    .
    It’s Cuban’s job to make his team think that they can get somewhere.
    .
    Well, I have to admit, they are going to have a hard time against OKC, and I’m not even sure they would get past them to have a crack at the Lakers. It’s OKC vs. Lakers in West Conference Finals.
    .
    Keep cheerleading, Cuban – all your $$ isn’t going to buy a championship. Actually, just give up now, and cheer for the Lakers in the Finals.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    nothing more exciting than watching bryant take thirty shots to make ten…in those ugly-ass shoes.

    • Kobe4Life

      laffa atu! I feel soooo sorry for you! It’s sad when you’re Boston team has no care in the world for their fans to make a web site for you and the other fans to communicate to each other. But we’ll make the time to listen to you’re comments and make you feel extra special!

      • 242LakerFan

        Oh, there’s a site, but they had to ban her from it. She was continually crying over Kobe not being a Celtic and having to settle for PP instead. I believe she’s in prison for stalking Doc Rivers.

  • drive-for-17th

    I Swear i heard this same shiit last year from mark cuban, We all know how that turned out. They had their chances of winning a tittle, they continue to choke over and over just like phx, dirk and nash robbed kobe of a mvp, WE AINT DONE YET, 3PEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DAVID STERNZ

    Hey Cuban I got one thing to say “2007 Playoffs” mavs=fail

    • Jenta2005

      Hey David, 2011 playoffs Lakers=MAJOR FAIL.

  • Breyzh

    You people have to stop thinking everyone withj a Laker jersey is a great player: Bynum isn’t even close to be as good as you think… Hell, I’d have Haywood on my team if I had to choose between the 2 because Haywood plays more than 60 games a season and he can actually be a defensive force….

    The Mavs sure aren’t as good as the Lakers, but they do have more depth: Beaubois, Barea, Chandler and Terry can all be pretty damn good, while you rely a lot on Odom… If Bynum gets injured, Odom shifts to the starting 5 and who’s your bench? Steve Blake, Matt Barnes and…. Theo Ratliff? I mean: come on!

    If you go further than the 1st 3 guys on the Lakers bench (Odom, Blake and Barnes), it’s full of guys with only 1 skill that they aren’t even really that good at: Brown’s dunking, Walton’s passing, the Machine’s shooting, Ratliff’s blocks… Not impressive… At all…
    The Lakers depth depends heavily on Bynum’s health (which should be frightening to you guys to say the least): if he’s healthy, you have ok to good depth… If he goes down, you kinda have a terrible bench… Better than last season but still…

    Then again, the Lakers have a great starting 5 and a great 6th man…

    The Lakers are the better team, but the Mavs do have more depth…

    • bostonSUCKS88

      all i read was that the lakers are the better team. thats all that matters

    • 242LakerFan

      “The Mavs sure aren’t as good as the Lakers”
      End of story.
      Great post.

      • Jenta2005

        Really? Have you even been watching the games lately? Obviously not. The Mavs are anihalting the Lakers right now. The Lakers are a thing of the past, this is the year of the Mavs. Hate to break it to you. :)

  • Wilt

    Wonder who will choke first Lebonbon or the Mavs.

    • Jenta2005

      That would be the Lakers, cause the Mavs are 3-0 right now baby against the Lakers in case you missed the memo, 1 more and you can call it a night.

  • leor_77

    Marc Cuban is a joke. He couldn’t even get out the first round against San Antonio. The Mavericks are nothing but a bunch of chokers.

    • Jenta2005

      Look at the stats. One more game and we have CRUSHED your precious Lakers lol. Thi sis the Mavs year baby, the only reason we haven’t won before is because the referees are always hard on the Mavs, because many people don’t like Mark Cuban cause he speaks his mind. But that’s just because he actually cares about his team and doesn’t just sit back and collect checks like every other owner.

  • xtro

    cuban is a fool.

  • mS. cALI

    MARK CUBAN PLEASE STOP DREAMING AND WAKE UP, YOUR NOT GOING TO BEAT THE LAKERS, YOUR MAVS WILL WIN A BOAT LOAD OF GAMES LIKE THEY DO EVERY YEAR AND THEN THEY WILL CHOKE LIKE THEY DO EVERY YEAR. WHY DO ALL THE NBA TEAMS SPEND MORE TIME TALKING ABOUT BEATING THE LAKERS THAN THEY DO ABOUT WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP, WOW! ARE THE LAKERS THAT DARN IMPORTANT…….WOW!!!!

    • Jenta2005

      Oh really? I hate to break it to you, but we just whooped the Lakers in the last 3 games, 1 more Mavs win and it’s GAME OVER for the Lakers lol. So not only we will beat them for sure, we will crush them!

  • Rodriguesant619

    Mark is taling out of his azz…. but of course a team is going to say that they can win…. What else would they say?

  • LakerHater214

    2-0 back to dallas…… “HELL YES”-Mark cuban

  • LakerHater214

    2-0 back to dallas…… “HELL YES”-Mark cuban

  • Jenta2005

    Fuck the Lakers, Cuban is right, but I guess I don’t have to tell ya’ll that seeing as how you can watch us whoop the Lakers every night. We are jus gonna rip the championship right out from under everybody this year, thisis the Mavs year to shine!

  • Jenta2005

    Fuck the Lakers, Cuban is right, but I guess I don’t have to tell ya’ll that seeing as how you can watch us whoop the Lakers every night. We are jus gonna rip the championship right out from under everybody this year, thisis the Mavs year to shine!