Cuban watched Trump be sworn in Friday as the nation’s 45th president. The ardent support of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, however, has his doubts whether Trump can make American great again. “I don’t think America needs to be made great again, but sometimes it’s like talking about the Mavs,” Cuban said before Friday’s game against the Utah Jazz. “Sometimes you speak to your fan base, and sometimes you tell the truth. It’s like I’ve always said since the day I bought the team [on Jan. 4, 2000]. Take what I say seriously, but not literally.”
Cuban noted that the presidential race reminded him of sports. “And then when [Trump] won, like I said before, it’s like the No. 1 draft pick,” Cuban said. “He’s the salvation. And so in the immortal words of [former Philadelphia 76ers general manager] Sam Hinkie, I’m going to trust the American process.”
Tim MacMahon: Mark Cuban said NBA office fined him $25,000 earlier this season after he criticized officiating after a no-call in a Nets-Clippers game.