Indiana Pacers superstar suffered a horrific broken leg in a Team USA scrimmage and it has oce again put international competition in the spotlight. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has long been an opponent to NBA players competing in international play, saying the NBA owners get stuck with all the risk and no reward.
In wake if the injury to George, Cuban is reiterating is stance and taking a shot at the Olympics.
“We are so stupid that we are willing to commit what amounts to more than a billion dollars in salaries to help the Olympics line their pockets so we can pretend that the Olympic Games are about national pride,” Cuban said, via the Dallas Morning News.
Cuban wasn’t done.
“I think it’s a bigger issue than star players,” Cuban said Saturday night, via the Dallas Morning News. “We are being taken advantage of by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and to a lesser extent FIBA (International Federal Basketball Association).
“We take on an inordinate amount of financial risk for little, if any, quantifiable gain. It’s like our guiding principle is to lose money on every game and make it up in volume. There is no logic to our position. (We) just hope we get value somewhere in the future.”
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