The Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs have one of the most heated rivalries in the NBA.
Both teams are annually among the league’s elite, and the Mavs nearly knocked off the top-seeded Spurs in the first round of the playoffs this season.
Since losing Game 7, Mavs owner Mark Cuban has been rooting for San Antonio to win it all.
The Spurs are seeking their fifth championship and currently hold a 2-0 series lead over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals.
"I want San Antonio to win," Cuban said on 105.3 The Fan. "I want Tim Duncan to hit a game-winning shot to win in Game 7. Then go to the finals and do the exact same thing — hit a game-winning shot in Game 7, run down the tunnel, never to be seen again."
The 38-year-old Duncan and the Spurs have dominated the Mavs for more than a decade, beating their in-state rivals in four of six playoff series since 2001.
"I want [Duncan] to retire on the spot," Cuban said. "I hope he gets that last ring and it’s all the incentive he needs to retire."