Mavericks owner Mark Cuban knows well the pain that comes with reaching a Championship Series only to lose said series, because he did in in 2006, when his team got out to a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals before collapsing to the Miami Heat. However, he also knows the joy of reaching the mountain top--he did that last year, as the 2010-2011 version of the Mavs defeated the Heat for the franchise’s first NBA Championship.
Considering, it’s not surprising that Cuban would be asked what advice he would give to the Texas Rangers--who fell short in the World Series in 2010 and 2011, and were bounced from the playoffs after a single game in 2012, per the MLB’s new playoff format.
Cuban discussed the State of the Rangers prior to the Mavs’ preseason matchup with the Suns on Wednesday night.
“It’s incredibly painful,” Cuban said of the experience of coming so close to a championship, without actually winning it all, per the Dallas Morning News. “Stick to what got you there. The team culture and chemistry is what matters. Don’t violate that, no matter what.”