Cuban questions Lakers moves

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has never been one to keep his mouth shut. His latest target? The Lakers, whose acquisitions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash .

Indeed, he went so far as to compare their latest revamping to the one they executed in 2003, which ended in disaster with a loss to the Pistons in the Finals.

“The Lakers have done this before. Gary Payton and Karl Malone and Kobe and Shaq were all together, and it didn’t work,” he said Monday in a gathering of the media and season-ticket holders. “It takes great chemistry. … It takes guys wanting to be there. I don’t know if all their guys want to be there.”

Of course, everything Cuban is saying is true in the sense that basketball games are won on the court, not on paper. And you can guarantee that the Spurs are thinking pretty much the same thing. They just probably aren’t going to draw any attention to themselves by sharing their opinion publicly.

But then, keeping things to himself has never been Cuban’s strong suit, has it?

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