Mark Cuban who is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks has been quoted as saying that the story of Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay NBA player is 'No big deal'.
Cuban who is in Madison Square Gardens to watch his Mavericks face the New York Knicks was on hand to answer a few questions about the NBA's recent historic event.
Cuban weighed in on the Nets signing of Jason Collins: "I think it's no big deal and that's exactly the way it should be."
The Mavericks owner explained why it should be no big deal:" He's been playing in the league forever. The guy's known. As long as they get their ass kicked in the playoffs, that's all I care about."
Is it right to just dismiss an historic moment for the NBA as just an overstated talking point?
Jason Collins did in fact admit to his sexuality earlier in the season so it has been common knowledge prior to the Nets signing of the center, therefore Cubans assessment of whether it is a big deal or not any longer could be on point.
Cuban was very direct on his stance on the matter: "That's just the way it works, It was a big deal until it isn't, and now its not. Next. Nothing more to talk about. I mean, I don't give a [expletive] about a guy's sexuality. Period, end of story."
Always entertaining and opinionated, Cuban makes for good press clippings. His Dallas Mavericks enter New York with a mission to take down the struggling Knicks.
Thats why Cuban and his teams focus is cemented on their duel inside Madison Square Gardens and not the Brooklyn Nets recent 10-day-contract signing.