Cuban reserves doubts on gender issue

DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban seemed skeptical of David Stern's recent statement that a woman could play in the NBA within the next decade.

Cuban would be even more skeptical when the NBA gender barrier is actually crossed.

"Whenever it happens, there will be a lot of DNA testing going on," Cuban said during his exercise routine before Tuesday night's game against the Phoenix Suns.

Gender testing became a controversial subject in the track world this year, when there were doubts whether South African world championship runner Caster Semenya was really a woman. It was reported that Semenya had male and female sexual organs, but the South African sports ministry kept the results of her gender tests confidential.

Tim MacMahon covers the Dallas Mavericks for ESPNDallas.com. E-mail him at tim.macmahon@espn3.com.