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Cuban Says Trading Dirk Will Never Happen

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On if the Mavericks would ever trade Dirk Nowitzki:

(Mavs’ Mark Cuban:) “Never going to happen. One reason is that culture is a critical component to any successful team.”

He explained Dirk’s leadership, character, and ability set a tone for the franchise, and he’s right on the money. And unlike some big-name aging stars, Nowitzki was willing to take a paycut to allow the Mavericks more chances at contention.

via Matt Moore of CBS Sports