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Mark Cuban on Talks of Tanking Mavs: ‘Haters Gonna Hate’

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Owner Mark Cuban defiantly disagrees with those who have declared the Dallas Mavericks’ season a lost cause and have suggested that tanking is in the franchise’s best interest.

“Haters gonna hate. We think that you always compete,” Cuban said after finishing his pregame StairMaster routine Sunday night. “If you’re competing when the league is better, like it is this year, if you don’t do well, you’ll be in a position to get a good pick. Which, remember, even if you have the worst record in the NBA, there’s a 75 percent chance you’re not going to get the top pick.”