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January 25, 2015 Updates

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggested the NBA should do away with fan balloting for the All-Star game, saying the leading total of 1.5 million votes for Golden State's Stephen Curry was so low it was "embarrassing." Cuban said Friday the roster should be expanded to 14 players from the current 12. He said coaches or general managers or both should choose the teams. The outspoken owner said the low total for Curry was evidence that the "system's broken, absolutely, positively broken." "And fans are allowed to vote more than once, right?" Cuban said "That's embarrassing. To think that we couldn't get people to vote enough times. No one even tried to hack it. That's how bored they are." USA Today Sports

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On researching Rajon Rondo's reputation before trading for him, Mark Cuban: "Give me examples? I love Rajon. I heard stories about how difficult and this he was and that way. I talk to him all the time now. I love talking to the dude. He's a great guy. Maybe we just are on the same wavelength, but the way he approaches things, the way he looks at things, how hard he works, his desire to win, his competitive spirit - he's not different at all. Then again, I've been around Dirk [Nowitzki] for 15 years." Dallas Morning News

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Rajon Rondo joined the Dallas Mavericks this week after he was traded away from the Boston Celtics. Saturday, the point guard had his introductory press conference in Dallas where he talked about being “fired up” and excited to play for a title contender. He was also asked an awkward question, to which he, coach Rick Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban all had perfect reactions. For The Win

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watched his team start 19-7, lead the league in scoring and field goal percentage and register several routs. And he knew the Mavericks simply weren’t good enough to contend at the top of the Western Conference. “We needed to be better defensively,” Cuban said, following Friday evening’s news conference with new additions Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell. Boston Herald

“I mean, teams were walking in and shooting better at the 3 than they were in the gym by themselves. So that had to change and stop. “We didn’t have a lot of length at the point guard position, either. We needed to get a lot taller or a lot longer. Rajon’s the best of both. He’s not taller, but he’s so long that he’s as good as 6-4 or 6-5, so he can guard much bigger.” Boston Herald

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