The Dallas Mavericks were left shocked and dismayed on Sunday as they gave up a huge 27-point lead over the Los Angeles Lakers.
It looked like the Mavs were going to walk away with an easy win over LA but they ended up losing, 111-108.
The hometown crowd was beside itself when LeBron James and his team stormed out with a massive come-from-behind victory.
And no one was more upset than the owner of the Mavericks, Mark Cuban.
Lakers 30 Point Comeback Win vs Mavericks – Dec 6, 2002
Lakers 27 Point Comeback Win vs Mavericks – Feb 26, 2023
Mark Cuban’s reaction 21 years apart 😭 pic.twitter.com/MI2FuLmLQf
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Cuban was caught courtside looking completely defeated as the game wrapped up.
Oddly enough, he was looking just as disappointed 21 years ago, when the Lakers also mounted a big 30-point comeback win over the Mavericks.
Obviously, Cuban doesn’t like when his team gives away a game like this.
But the loss on Sunday was far more shocking than the one from 2002.
Back then, the Lakers were one of the best teams in the entire NBA with players such as Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Derek Fisher running the show.
All of them were at the peak of their powers and they would go on to reach the Western Conference semifinals in the 2002-03 season.
The Lakers are clearly not the same this season.
They are currently the 12th team in the West and the postseason isn’t a promise.
In fact, it will take a lot of work for them to secure a spot in the play-in games.
Therefore, the loss they handed the Mavericks on Sunday was even tougher than the one they delivered in 2002.
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