Mark Cuban Compares Miami Heat to Oakland Raiders; Has He Lost His Mind?

By Shane Phillips
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Cuban has been the focal point of many absurd comments and events throughout his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks. Even NBA Commissioner David Stern doesn’t like him, but a lot of people don’t like you either, Stern.

Anyway, we have been able to laugh and enjoy Cuban’s antics over the years, but his latest comments about the Miami Heat have left a dumbfounded look on my face. I can’t figure out if Cuban has finally lost his mind or if he is still drunk from celebrating being cleared of insider trading charges.

Alright, try to read this and not become utterly confused.

“They’re kind of in some respects the Oakland Raiders — and I know that’s going to get picked up everywhere. They’re kind of like the Oakland Raiders when they were winning.”

Um, Mark, do you realize that the Raiders have not had a winning season in over a decade?

Hold on, it gets better.

“I don’t want to compare Mickey [Arison] to Al Davis, that’s not fair.”

Of course it’s not fair, Mark!

Yes, Davis was a great owner before he went senile, but for the last 25 years, the Raiders have seen very little success and have gone through coaches like candy.

May I be the one to remind Cuban that the Heat have won three championships in eight years and have been a successful organization for the last decade. They have had three coaches since 1995 and Pat Riley remains with the franchise as team president.

So, where are the similarities? I can’t find any. To be honest, I didn’t know the Raiders still played football. Cuban’s comments will give Oakland the most publicity they’ve had since losing the Super Bowl in 2002.

Cuban needs to do everyone a huge favor and use some of that money to stuff in his mouth so he can’t make dumb remarks like this one.

Go back to Dallas and shut your mouth. If I remember correctly, the Mavericks did not make the playoffs last season and this year doesn’t look much better.

Shane Phillips is a Miami Heat Writer for Follow him on Twitter @Smphil01, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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