Lakers News: Latest on Mark Cuban Comments, Tyrus Thomas Workout and More

The Los Angeles Lakers notched their second win of the season Tuesday, defeating the Atlanta Hawks due to an all-around team effort. Kobe Bryant took fewer shots, Carlos Boozer finally stepped up, Jeremy Lin was on fire, and Nick Young's return was a welcome sight.

Sure, declaring the Lakers have officially turned things around and are ready to make a run this season is still a bit of a stretch, but it was a sight for sore eyes to see the team finally perform up to its potential. However, one NBA owner probably wasn't too happy with the game's result.

That interesting bit of news, and several other pieces of information, surfaced around the Web prior to the team's game. Here's a look at what Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had to say about the Lakers and a look at some other recent team happenings.


Mark Cuban Comments

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is well known for his outspoken personality. Whether he's commenting on his own team, another NBA franchise, world affairs or a start-up business on TV's Shark Tank, he's never one to hold back.

Well, he certainly shared his feelings Tuesday about the Lakers. Here's a look at what he had to say on a local radio show, via Baxter Holmes of ESPN:

Cuban didn't exactly get his wish Tuesday night, as the Lakers notched a win; however, the team is still deep in the cellar with a 2-9 record and one game against the Houston Rockets remaining before heading to Dallas to take on his Mavericks on Friday.

Of course, Cuban is a rival owner, and he's entitled to his own opinion, but Holmes reminded us in his ESPN column that this isn't the first time the Mavericks owner has lashed out at Los Angeles. Here's what he said back in 2012: "I don't know, I don't care, I just hope they suck. You know, like any other team."

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