Mark Cuban Rumors
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been uncharacteristically mum since the imbroglio began. On Friday evening, during a wider-ranging interview with The News, Cuban broke his silence. Sort of. “I have never commented on the policies of a foreign country in my entire life and I’m not going to start now,” Cuban said.
“People who are fans of Bitcoin are looking for ways to spend it,” Cuban said. “They want it to be seen as a currency and we want to give them a place to spend their Bitcoin.” For Cuban, the fluctuating valuation of Bitcoin did not play a role in determining whether the Mavericks would accept it as a form of payment. “It’s not about bullish or not bullish,” he said. “It’s about allowing people different ways to buy Mavs tickets and merchandise. I don’t care what the price of Bitcoin does.”
When officers arrived, they said the trespasser identified himself as Mark Cuban, known for being the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and an investor on the long-running ABC television series, Shark Tank. Police confirmed the man was not Mark Cuban and took him into custody, as they worked to identify him. When he was transported to booking, they determined he was Mark Washington, a 38-year-old man who had been arrested for trespassing at the same store at least four times in the last year.
Brad Townsend: Not that it was shabby in the first place, but I’m told @Mark Cuban spent considerable $$ this offseason to spruce up @Dallas Mavericks’ plane — new carpet, reupholstered seats, other stuff and most important of all, upgraded WiFi.
During Nowitzki’s final exit interview, he responded to a question, stating that he’d be “honored” to be a part-owner of the Mavs one day. So naturally, we went to the boss man himself to get his thoughts on that idea. “Absolutely,” Cuban told DallasBasketball.com in an exclusive 1-on-1 interview. “I’ll have the convo with Dirk in the future. There is a lot of things involved to make it all work. But it would be awesome.”
Wimmer: What led you to want to return to Dallas? Curry: A lot of things. I’m very familiar with their system, the organization, and Mark [Cuban] and Rick [Carlisle]. I had some of my best years already in Dallas, that one year I played some of my best basketball. It fits my style and they value me. They wanted to come and get me in the free agent market. They value what I do and I’m looking forward to going back there and hit the ground running.