Durant Calls Mark Cuban “An Idiot,” Westbrook Roasts Villanueva After Eliminating Mavs
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Usually when my favorite team owner, Shark and entrepreneur, Mark Cuban, has anything to say about anything, i’m all ears, taking notes and ready to nod my head in agreeance. The last part wasn’t the case on Monday, when the ballsy billionaire explained why Russell Westbrook is “an All-Star but not a superstar” like his teammate Kevin Durant.
Reporter No. 1: “Wait … Russell Westbrook’s not a superstar?”
Cuban: “I think he’s an All-Star but not a superstar.”
Reporter No. 2: “What defines a superstar to you, Mark?”
Cuban: “When you look at Dirk – I’m not going to talk about other team’s players other than what I just said – Dirk for 15 years won 50 games no matter what. We put Moe, Larry and Curly next to him and he won 50 games … and I know there’s your headline.”
Reporter 1: “Absolutely.”
Cuban: “Russell’s certainly an All-Star, but I consider Durant a superstar. You look at Dirk all those years to now, he carries teams to 50 wins. To me, that’s (what makes a superstar) … when you by yourself … it wasn’t until we got J-Kidd (Jason Kidd) that we had another Hall of Famer. So, to go the 15 years where Dirk won 50, that’s a superstar. There’s only a few guys that you put them on any team and they’ll win 50 games. To me that’s the definition of a superstar.”
After the Thunder eliminated the Mavs in GM5, superstar Kevin Durant didn’t have much to say about all that , except for “he’s an idiot” and “next question.”
Russell “is a superstar” Westbrook, who had 36 points, 12 boards and 9 dimes, had a few more – and just as amusing – words to say when asked about Charlie Villanueva during the postgame conference.
“Now he gets to go home and do whatever he needs to do to be ready for next year, to sit down and watch 82 more games like he did this year.”
C’mon Beastbrook, Charlie V had 9 points….in the entire series.
— Sarah Phipps (@sarahcphipps) April 26, 2016