Mark Cuban isn’t here for any Luka Doncic slander.
The Dallas Mavericks owner, speaking with Jemele Hill and Cari Champion on their Vice TV show on Thursday night, made that more than clear.
Mark Cuban defends Luka Doncic after ‘whiners’ critique
ESPN’s Zach Lowe called Doncic “one of the biggest whiners in the NBA” earlier this week on his podcast.
“It’s constant,” Lowe said on the podcast. “Every time he drives he’s whining.”
Cuban, when asked directly what he thought of that criticism, didn’t hold back.
Warning: Cuban’s answer contains language that is NSFW.
here's the clip of mark cuban telling zach lowe "fuck you, you don't know shit" in response to lowe talking about luka being one of the whiniest players in the league toward the refs. pic.twitter.com/GOttOiXe50
— Josh Bowe (@Boweman55) February 5, 2021
“F*** you Zach Lowe. You don’t know s***,” Cuban said. “I know Luka, right? He’s not a big whiner. He’s passionate. He cares. He wants to win. He’s got some s*** to him where, yeah he’s one of those European players where you see him doing this all the time and talking in one of five different languages. But no, he’s not a whiner. He’s a baller.”
Though the Mavericks are struggling and started out the season just 9-14, Doncic’s play has been stellar. The 21-year-old is averaging 27.2 points, 9.4 assists and 8.8 rebounds per game, and has recorded six triple-doubles already this season — including a 35-16-11 game in their loss to the Denver Nuggets last week.
While the team clearly has some work to do — the Mavericks have lost seven of their last eight games — Cuban clearly isn’t worried about Doncic one bit.
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