Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 10/7/13
Supposedly, Dallas Mavericks outspoken owner, Mark Cuban, never makes predictions about his teams.   But after the Mavs' Sunday practice at American Airlines Center, Cuban came pretty close to doing just that.   Via Star-Telegram.com:   "If we stay healthy I think we'll surprise a whole lot of people.We've got a lot of guys with something to prove that are team guys and willing to buy into the system, and that's what we've seen from everybody."   "Everybody's coming in early to work hard.''   Of course Cuban is going to talk up his team whenever he has the opportunity to do so. That's a big part of the Cuban schtick.   For the first time, possibly ever, I agree with Mark that if the Mavs stay healthy this year, they could surprise a "whole lot of people."   But here's the rub.   It's because I believe the majority of NBA fans, like myself, have pretty low expectations for this team. So if they do manage to squeeze into a 7th
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