Mark Cuban definitely feels some kind of way about the Los Angeles Lakers.
During a recent interview on Los Angeles radio station TheBeast 980, Cuban had absolutely no reservations about sharing his disdain for the NBA franchise.
As a matter of fact, he personally hopes they “suck forever.”
“As far as the Lakers,” Cuban said, “I think there are going to be a lot of teams that are going to be focusing and saying, ‘Look, I’ve got a ton of cap room, free agents A, B and C, why don’t you guys come together and come play for me?'”
He added, “And L.A. has always been considered a destination, so maybe they feel there’s a valid strategy. You know me, Fred. Personally, I just hope they suck forever.”
For those who aren’t following NBA statistics this season, the ever-popular Lakers aren’t exactly at the top of their game right now.
With a 2-9 record, the 16-time NBA champions have the lowest ranking in the entire Western Conference.
However, Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks are currently on a five-game winning streak, holding the number five slot in the conference. So, of course, he can toot his own horn right now.
Watch: @mcuban interview in which he hopes the Lakers flounder now and forever. http://t.co/wY9zYBw8ML
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 19, 2014
Although many NBA enthusiasts found his comments comical, of course, avid Laker fans definitely aren’t pleased with his remarks. Many fans fired back at the billionaire entrepreneur via Twitter.
@ESPNNBA @mcuban yeah that’s why his stupid team had 1 championship — Maurice (@macbackk) November 19, 2014
@ESPNNBA@mcuban 16>1 who suck?
— TatoKeef(@tato25stone) November 19, 2014
However, the retorts definitely won’t change his opinion because this isn’t the first time the 56-year-old investor has made a bold comment. “I know I’m prejudiced, and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways,” Cuban said back in May during an interview with Inc. magazine.
So, of course, this probably isn’t the last fans will hear from Mark Cuban!