Certain people in the basketball world are not happy about Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is not one of them.
"They become the villain," Cuban told Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Wednesday. "Just like when LeBron James went to Miami, I loved that there was a villain. They become the villain. I'm fine with that.
"Everybody's going to root for them to lose."
On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear that he is not a fan of Durant teaming up with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
"In the case of Kevin Durant, I absolutely respect his decision, once he becomes a free agent, to make a choice that's available to him," Silver explained. "In this case he operated 100 percent within the way of the system, and same with Golden State.
"I don't think it's good for the league, just to be really clear. I will say, whoever is the 'prohibitive favorite,' try telling that to the 430 other players who aren't on those two teams.
"We'll see what happens in Golden State. You had a great, great chemistry among a group of players and you're adding another superstar to the mix, so it'll be interesting to see what happens.
"But just to be absolutely clear, I do not think that's ideal from a league standpoint."
Durant choosing the Warriors paved the way for Cuban's Mavericks to sign Harrison Barnes to a 4-year, $94.4 million deal with Dallas, and acquire Andrew Bogut in a trade.
The Warriors are the prohibitive favorites to win the 2017 title, but Cuban is aware that anything can happen.
"It's always been tough for superteams to stay super," Cuban said. "When you congregate that much talent, one injury destroys the whole thing. They played by the rules, so it is what it is. It has always happened. It's nothing new."