Cuban enjoying 'screwed up' Lakers

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Mark Cuban's Dallas Mavericks appear to be on the upswing, and that's caused him to enjoy witnessing the struggles of other teams across the league, including the Los Angeles Lakers.

"The more screwed up (the Lakers) are, the happier I am," the Mavericks owner told ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "But I feel that way about every other franchise not in Dallas. We all go through it. Every franchise goes through cycles, and when your down cycle hits you, it's never fun."

However, the 60-year-old entrepreneur did take time to show his support for Lakers controlling owner and governor Jeanie Buss.

"I feel bad for Jeanie, personally, because she's a great person," Cuban said. "I have no sympathy for the Lakers any more than they had sympathy for us."

Cuban bought a majority stake in the Mavericks in January 2000 as they closed out their 10th straight losing season. Dallas proceeded to make 12 consecutive playoff appearances and captured its first NBA title during the 2010-11 season.

Dallas (33-49) and Los Angeles (37-45) both finished well outside of the playoff race this year.

Cuban enjoying 'screwed up' Lakers
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