Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki on the Sports Illustrated report of about a culture of misogyny and predatory sexual behavior within the Mavericks organization: "It's tough. It's very disappointing. It's heartbreaking. I'm glad it's all coming out. I was disgusted when I read the article, obviously, as everybody was. I was shocked about some of the stuff. So really, really disappointed that our franchise, that my franchise, that stuff like that was going on. It's very sad and disappointing. But I think [Mavericks owner Mark Cuban] is trying to step up and lead this franchise to the right direction and that is hiring investigators, finding out all the little details that we have to know as a franchise what really was going on. I think Mark is going to step up here...As a franchise, obviously, we feel bad for the victims and for what happened to some of these ladies. Like I said, it's truly, truly disgusting. Our thoughts and prayers are definitely with some of these victims."