Mark Cuban Rumors

In an interview with the sports-talk radio station The Ticket, Cuban said he sees DeAndre Jordan as a franchise player. On the Clippers, Jordan was playing behind superstars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. “We see him as “Shaq-like” but never having been given the opportunity,” Cuban told the radio show. “We told him if he came to the Mavs, he would be a focal point. He would grow into being a franchise player.”
Billionaire Mark Cuban has placed a bet on Unikrn, a startup that lets users gamble on esports videogame competitions, as part of a $7 million funding round led by venture-capital firm Binary Capital. The round, which brings Unikrn to a total of $10 million raised, was joined by investors including Advancit Capital, Freelands Group, 500 Startups, Indicator Ventures and Tabcorp, an Australian wagering and media company.
Tim MacMahon: Mavs have DeAndre Jordan meeting Wednesday morning, LaMarcus Aldridge that afternoon. Both in LA. Mavs’ recruiting committee: Mark Cuban, Donnie Nelson, Rick Carlisle and Chandler Parsons. Dirk is available this week if needed.
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“If we started with 11-year-olds and started programs that schools could opt-in to or parents could opt their kids into and they were full development programs and were year-round and maybe took away the expense of middle school basketball from local schools, build facilities that are in community, I think we could have an impact. You start off just by becoming a part of the fabric of the community so that basketball is a foundation for helping kids and then expand the program from there, so that those kids who got better and better and better, I think they’d be even better, so there’s the self-interest. “And I think there’d be a lot less of the exploitation, which is important. You start with 11-year-olds, 11-14 and then 14-16 and then 16-18, so you expand it as each class goes through. Then I think we’ve accomplished something.”
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is donating $5 million to Indiana University, his alma mater, for a new technology center that will give students a leg up in the business world and possibly a competitive advantage to Hoosier sports teams. An official announcement came Friday in Bloomington. The new Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology will be built inside Assembly Hall, where the Hoosiers’ basketball teams play. Cuban says students and coaches will have access to 3-D, multicamera and virtual reality technology, some of which isn’t even available commercially yet. The Dallas Mavericks team owner says he came up with the idea as he looked for ways to give his team a competitive advantage in the NBA, and thought the Hoosiers should have the same advantages.