A hard fought battle occured when the Dallas Mavericks played against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Each team had plenty of choice words for each other and even the Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got involved.
“You look at Dirk,” said Cuban.”I’m not going to talk about other teams’ players, I guess other than what I just said, but Dirk for 15 years won 50 games no matter what. We put Moe, Larry and Curly next to him and we won 50 games. Russ is certainly an All-Star, but I consider Durant a superstar.”
These remarks by Cuban were atrocious and uncalled for. Russell Westbrook has proven that he is an All-Star by being the MVP of the last two All-Star games. Westbrook also had the most triple-doubles this season as Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
Westbrook did not comment on the remarks of Cuban, but instead did his talking on the basketball court. The game following Westbrook had 36 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assist.
The Thunder players were asked about what they thought of Cuban statements. The question was proposed to Westbrook but Kevin Durant stopped Westbrook from answering and answered himself.
“He’s an idiot,” said Durant. “He’s an idiot. All right. That’s what we’ve got to say about that. He’s an idiot. Next question.”
The Thunder are heading to the next round after they defeated the Mavericks in five games. The Thunder will play against the the San Antonio Spurs.