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Mavs owner Mark Cuban loves the idea of Golden State being the 'villain'

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 4: Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks, attends a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena on February 4, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 4: Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks, attends a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena on February 4, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA commissioner Adam Silver isn't thrilled with the idea of "super teams" in the wake of Kevin Durant's decision to join the 73-win Golden State Warriors. But at least one Western Conference rival loves the idea.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who never has been shy about sharing his opinions, surprisingly is in favor of Durant joining the juggernaut that already featured All-Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

"They become the villain," Cuban told ESPN. "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."

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It should be noted, however, that Cuban's Mavericks benefited at least somewhat from Durant's move. Because the Warriors had to clear some cap room, Dallas was able to acquire center Andrew Bogut from Golden State and also sign forward Harrison Barnes away from the two-time-defending Western Conference champs.