Marc Lasry Rumors
Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, who played on the East celebrity squad, said he knew why Cuban chose to wear No. 46. “I think Mark did it [as], you know, it’s a statement,” he said. Trump posted a tweet about Cuban on Feb. 12, writing: “I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time, but I wasn’t interested in taking all of his calls. He’s not smart enough to run for president!”
The National Basketball Association and ESPN have announced the participants for the annual NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, with Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry tabbed to participate for a second straight year. This year’s game will tip off at 6 p.m. CT on Friday, Feb. 17, as part of NBA All-Star Weekend. The game will air live on ESPN from Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Last year, Lasry tallied eight points and six rebounds but his U.S. Team, led by actor and comedian Kevin Hart, fell to recording artist Drake and Team Canada, 74-64.
Bucks senior vice president Alexander Lasry, whose father and Bucks owner Marc Lasry immigrated from Morocco, posted a series of messages on Twitter in support of Maker. “I appreciate all the fans concerns and prayers for Thon. And, today a Sudanese refugee who fled oppression and is an incredible young man will make his second NBA start,” wrote Lasry. “I’m incredibly excited and proud of him. He’s a symbol of what makes America great and all immigrants believe about America.”
Former president Bill Clinton went to a Bucks-Nets game again this year at Barclays Center. On Thursday night, he sat courtisde with Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry. Before the game, Brook Lopez went over to shake Clinton’s hand.
The Milwaukee Bucks appear on the brink of determining the location of their new NBA Development League team. Bucks president Peter Feigin told The Journal Times in late June that the organization had whittled the list of cities under consideration for its new D-League team to Racine, Oshkosh and Sheboygan. Now, almost five months later, Feigin said, “all three cities are still in the mix’’ and added, “We’re expecting to make a decision before Thanksgiving.’’
“We anticipate there will be people at all levels, not just local investors,’’ Dickert said. Dickert wouldn’t disclose the names of any potential investors, but did confirm Racine native and two-time NBA All-Star Caron Butler could be a part of a consortium of investors. Butler has consistently been involved in Racine community activities and said several years ago in a Journal Times report that he wanted to eventually do something significant for his hometown.
In recent weeks, there have been increasing whispers that one of the Bucks’ tri-majority owners, Marc Lasry, may relinquish some of his duties, if not all of them, with the professional basketball team if Hillary Clinton becomes president. Clinton has a slight lead over Donald Trump in a highly contentious race. Election day is Tuesday. It’s no secret Lasry is a staunch Democrat and strong supporter of both Hillary and former President Bill Clinton. The Center for Responsive Politics reported Lasry has donated nearly $500,000 to Democratic candidates.