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Apr. 25, 2010 - San Antonio, TEXAS, UNITED STATES - epa02131920 Dallas Maverick Mark Cuban uses an Apple iPad on the bench before the start of the game against the San Antonio Spurs for their Western Conference first round playoff game at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA, 25 April 2010.

The Mavericks haven’t had a lot of luck when it comes to success in the Playoffs.  The Mavs often lose in the first round to either inner-state rivals or lower seeded teams.  However, infamous owner, Mark Cuban, believes that his team is the best squad in the West.  When asked if he thinks the Mavericks can beat the Lakers, Cuban stated, “Hell yes.”  Cuban went on to say that the Mavericks are the deepest team in the NBA.  A pretty bold statement, for someone who has never raised a championship banner.  In my book, the team to beat is always the defending champion, and this year it is the Lakers.  If history keeps its course, the Mavericks will never be the team to beat.

Mark Cuban is talking trash about the Lakers: Hoopsnotes

The Latest on the Lakers

Number three on Lakers.com top ten plays of the 2009-2010 season is… Ron Artest’s game winning shot in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. [Lakers.com]

Rick Fox will be participating in “Dancing With the Stars,” but does he have a shot of winning?  Laker fans have seen many of their players dancing, but most of them were not so great. Remember Mark Madsen? [OC Register]

The Lakers have won 16 titles, and there have been many great teams that brought glory to the franchise. So Lakers Nation, what’s your favorite championship team? [Forum Blue and Gold]

The Latest on the NBA

The Miami Heat players are not fazed by the critics and negative comments said about the team. [ESPN.com]

Tim Duncan will never be the same player again, he is getting older and slower. However, he is getting slimmer; Tim Duncan has lost 15 pounds in order to prepare for next season. [Hoopsnotes]

The Heat have a talented roster and the big three is something no other team has.  However, the Heat will not get through the East this season.  Other teams like Boston and Orlando have a great front court, which will over power the ones in South Beach. [Dime Mag]

Number 29 in Dime Magazine’s list of Top NBA Go-To-Players is… [Dime Mag]

The Houston Rockets will cut Yao Ming’s minutes, so he will play no more than 24 minutes per game.  [ESPN.com]

The Orlando Magic have signed big man Malik Allen, which brings their roster count to 15 players. [NBA.com]

Michael Beasley believes the Timberwolves are the team to beat.  When was the last time the Timberwolves won 40 games? Keep dreaming Mr. Beasley. [Hoopsnotes]

The Toronto Raptors have signed Ronald Dupree, the terms were not disclosed. [Hoopsnotes]

The marijuana possession charges for Udonis Haslem have been dropped, said the forward’s attorney. [NBA.com]

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