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May 2, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reacts during the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Dallas won 113-111. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants Spurs to win title, Tim Duncan to retire

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban must have decided the best way to deflect attention away from his recent confessions about racism was to take a pot-shot at the in-state NBA rival San Antonio Spurs.

In an interview on radio station 105.3 The Fan, Cuban made it clear how he feels about the Spurs in this year’s playoff run.

“I want San Antonio to win. I want Tim Duncan to hit a game-winning shot to win in Game 7. Then go to the finals and do the exact same thing — hit a game-winning shot in Game 7, run down the tunnel, never to be seen again.”

Why does he have to be so ambiguous?

“I want [Duncan] to retire on the spot,” Cuban said. “I hope he gets that last ring and it’s all the incentive he needs to retire.”

Ok, that’s more like it.

The pain Cuban might be feeling stems from the fact that the Spurs have beaten the Mavericks in four of six playoff series since 2001, (including this season’s first round series) with a lot of regular season losses mixed in. Tim Duncan has been a particularly nasty thorn in the side of Cuban’s Mavericks.

The four-time NBA Champion Spurs currently hold a 2-0 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.

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