"Luka clearly grew up watching LeBron." I have to admit; this comment made me laugh. It was under the story that Zach Lowe called out Luka Dončić for being one of the biggest whiners in the NBA. Here's what Lowe said.
We broke down the genesis of this habit recently, and to sum it up, I have to agree with Lowe. Luka is starting to lead the new wave of players who look to the referees too much during a game. It's bad for chemistry and the overall product on the court.
No one is surprised to hear that Mark Cuban disagrees with Lowe when it comes to Luka's attitude on the court. We are in an era where owners treat their stars like Trump supporters treated Trump. As the former President said: "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?" But still, the ferocity of Cuban's response wasn't expected.
“I'll tell you exactly what I think. F*UCK YOU ZACH LOWE, YOU DON'T KNOW SH*T. I know Luka, and he's not a big whiner.”
Mark Cuban, VICE
Knowing Cuban, he'd have no problem coming on Lowe's podcast and discussing this; that would be amazing. But I hope they do in on The Jump in a prolonged segment. Give Lowe a chance to do a lowlight reel of Luka's complaints, and Cuban a chance to counter it.
The Mavericks owner earned legendary status after he dismantled Skip Bayless on live TV when discussing the Mavs win against the Heat in 2011. Let's see how he'd hold up against someone who's not a hot take artist.