If the Spurs need some locker-room material, well they got it now.
According to SportsdayDFW, after the Mavericks' practice today, owner Mark Cuban had the following to say:
"I hate the Spurs.''
But it's a respectful hate, he said, because the two teams play basketball the right way.
"Every possession just feels like it's a punch in a heavyweight fight,'' Cuban said. "It doesn't feel like a first-round of the playoffs. It feels like the conference finals, like we're playing to get to the Finals. That shows the respect we have for each other.''
Well Mr. Cuban, the feeling is mutual towards the Dallas Mavericks from Spurs nation. I sure hope someone showed this to the Spurs' players to light a fire under them.
Now if only Spurs' owner, Peter Holt, will fire back. Then we will have a true Texas showdown.