Fans Rip Mark Cuban To Shreds After Mavs Deliberately Tanked By Sitting Out Luka Doncic Despite Chance At Making Playoffs

Mark Cuban and Luka Doncic on the bench

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NBA fans are not happy with Mavs owner Mark Cuban.

With two games left in the regular season and a chance to make the play-in game, the Mavs made the mind-boggling decision to sit out most of their roster, including Luka Doncic.

According to ESPN’s Tim McMahon, the Mavs decided to start tanking about a week ago to keep their top 10 protected pick and possibly have a shot to draft Victor Wembanyama

Cuban didn’t hide the fact that the team was tanking.


Mavs governor Mark Cuban, who paid a $600,000 fine in 2018 for publicly admitting the Mavs were tanking, said Wednesday night that “of course I understand” the thought process from fans that protecting the lottery position is Dallas’ smartest strategy down the stretch.

“The guys don’t wanna do that,” Cuban said. “Players aren’t gonna do that. Players don’t do that.”

Kidd said the decision was made by Cuban and Mavs general manager Nico Harrison. He said he was not involved in the decision-making process.

Angry fans blasted Cuban’s decision to tank despite the fact the team was mathematically alive to make the play-in game.