Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Launches an Indirect Challenge for Luka Doncic Against Steph Curry

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Mark Cuban has never shied away from respecting opponents as a Mavericks owner. He would often praise LeBron James for his basketball IQ and call him a savant. Now, he has decided to do the same for Warriors’ Steph Curry and this is something Luka Doncic must lend an ear to. 

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Steph has had tremendous success in road games and so his performances at the AAC (American Airlines Center) have also been distinguishable. As a result, the Mavs owner counts this baby faced assassin as his top target and a mega threat. 

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Mark Cuban loves beating Steph Curry

In a recent interview, Shark Tank fame Mark Cuban gave some rapidfire answers. So when host Kyle Brandt asked him about the player he loves to beat the most, the 63-YO had a clear answer.

Mavs owner first acknowledged the Dirk Nowitzki vs Tim Duncan rivalry and stated, “It used to be anyone with the Spurs” and then added, “but now, probably Steph [Curry]. He’s just so amazing, and he’s been doing it so long and he’s got so many rings. You just never know what’s going to happen — he’s never out of a game.”

This last sentence makes all the sense, given the last time Steph demolished the Mavs. In a February 6th, 2021 game, the 3x Champion dropped 57 points against Luka Magic’s 42 points. Although the Mavs still snatched a victory, it was Steph who shined brighter than anyone at the AAC.

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The dynamics between Dallas Mavericks and GSW

In 2020-21, the Mavericks led the battles against the Dubs Nation 2-1. However, when it comes to playoffs, the two WC superpowers met the last time in 2007 Round 1. That year, the Bay Area had won the series 4-2. But Steph was yet to enter the GSW.

In his 12-year career, the 7x All-Star has faced the Mavs 33 times. In these outings, he has averaged an impressive 23.7 points at a crazy 45.7% from beyond the arc. Although that point-average is below his career numbers, it’s still amazing. 

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No wonder why Mark added, “He’s pulling up from half-court and swishing it. The way he shoots the ball is nothing anybody’s ever seen. Steph is just … he’s a good dude but the game’s never over with him in the game.”

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Plus, head-to-head against Luka Doncic, Steph owns a 3-2 record with a superior 36-point average. So yes, in a way, Mark wants the Slovenian to turn these numbers. Can he? Help us with your prediction in the comments below.

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