Speaking his mind once again, Cuban recently stated that he believes that longtime NBA forward Carmelo Anthony should have been on Team USA for this year's FIBA World Cup.
“Dirk [Nowitzki] earned the right to be a Dallas Maverick for his entire career, whether he plays 20, 21 or 51 years, and I thought Carmelo, given the impact he's had on USA basketball, earned that same right as well,” Cuban said, via CBS Sports. “People have asked me, ‘If you wanted him so badly why didn't you put him on the Mavs?' Well, it's a different game, different situation, different season. But no matter what, if you're part of USA basketball, and the international game is such that the court is not as big, the rules are a little bit different, the 3-point line is not as far, he can contribute there. As long as you can get him to accept his role, whatever [head coach Gregg Popovich] decides he has to do, then he should be on that team. He's earned that right. It's not even about contribution, it's really about the fact that Melo has been part of that team for so long.”
Of course, Team USA is currently in the midst of what many would consider to be a down year in terms of talent.
Even though Anthony isn't currently in the NBA, he could certainly still put up a few points on the international stage — a stage that he once dominated at that.