The NBA has recently relaxed its stance on marijuana use, but Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban still has a negative view of heavy marijuana use among his players and has even traded players in the past because of their marijuana use.
Cuban’s stance is based on his belief that marijuana can be a distraction and can lead to other problems, such as addiction. He also believes that it can affect a player’s performance on the court.
His views are not shared by everyone, as some people believe that marijuana is a harmless drug that should be legal and that players should be allowed to use it in their free time. Others believe that marijuana can be harmful, but that it should not be a reason to trade a player.
Meanwhile, Cuban has made it clear that he does not tolerate heavy marijuana use, and he is willing to trade players who do not follow his rules.
“Teams have their own culture, right?” Cuban told the The Pat Bev Pod.
“If you get some young dudes on there who are just figuring out what the team or NBA culture is, and you’ve got one dude that you walk down the hall in the hotel and you know he’s on that floor and there’s no doubt about it, and then all of a sudden these other kids start picking up on it.
“You see them coming out of their room. You see them a little bit red-eyed coming to practice all of a sudden. You don’t want them going down that road.
“Everybody smokes, right? It’s not about that, but there’s smoking, there’s how powerful the s*** you’re doing is, and then there’s how much you do.
“If you get past that level and there’s a chance you might drag somebody with you, you got to look at the bigger picture.”