Mark Cuban Says Giving Internet Reporters Access to Locker Rooms Is Like Handing Needle to Heroin Junkie

Mark Cuban Says Giving Internet Reporters Access to Locker Rooms Is Like Handing Needle to Heroin Junkie If there's one thing Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will never do, it's back down from a controversial statement. Usually, he'll just press it further.

That's what he did on CNN on Sunday when he was asked about his stance against Internet reporters covering his team.

"I'm not denying them the chance to do their business," Cuban said on Reliable Sources. "They have every right and opportunity to do that. But I don't have to condone it, I don't have to support it and I don't have to enable it. You know, I don't want to hand a heroin junkie the needle, and in this particular case, giving them locker-room access is pretty much the same thing."

Cuban, who last week said Internet reporters are "the least valuable of all media," disagreed with the idea that he's "muscling" them out of the Mavericks' locker room.

"I wouldn't call it muscling. I think that's a little pejorative," he said," but I'm certainly evaluating what my alternatives are, like any good business would. … "What I'm trying to do is figure out the best model for communicating with our consumers, our fans, our customers, our prospects, like any good business would."

Watch Cuban's entire interview in the video below.

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