A lot of people are taking pleasure in the slow start in South Beach — including Mark Cuban.
When asked about the Heat's early-season struggles on ESPN Radio, Cuban was ecstatic.
"Hallelujah, boys, is that great or what? … How cool is that? Now, they could still turn it around and win out for all that matters, but you’re starting to see some of the problems.
"Any team with a strong, big guy that can score, they’re getting abused by. Paul Millsap goes out and pulls a Tracy McGrady. What, Tracy McGrady scored 13 and 30 and Paul Millsap scores 11 in 29 seconds or something like that? They just don’t have size to battle. They have the fewest points in the paint of any team and that’s tough. … My buddy Dan Gilbert is smiling all the way, too. Again, it’s early in the season and you never quite know how it’s going to play out, but how glorious," he exclaimed.
Cuban was also predictably excited about the Mavericks' start, particularly in light of their big win over the Celtics last week, but he decided to give his two cents on a few of the weekend's headliners as well.
Regarding whether or not Floyd Mayweather now must fight Manny Pacquiao, Cuban remarked, "You know, Floyd’s Mr. Money, he’s Money Mayweather, so if the money’s there, he’ll make it happen somehow."
As for Colin Cowherd, the man who will now become the subject of a new CBS show, Cuban dismissed his rips of European players.
"It comes from not paying attention. I like Colin, he’s a good guy and everything, but that doesn’t mean he knows everything, and he certainly isn’t watching a lot of games. He must have missed [Manu] Ginobili fouling Dirk [Nowitzki] when Dirk was taking it to the basket to tie a game that we won in overtime to take us to the Finals. He must have missed Dirk’s 50 points.
"They’re not paying attention to that stuff. They’re working off stereotypes that have no meaning any longer. You don’t play as many years, as many games, as Dirk has played without having an incredible level of toughness and intensity. … Some people, their foot’s up your ass and you don’t even know it and that’s Dirk. Kevin Garnett will tell you his foot’s up your ass but he’s walking away," he said.