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Mark Cuban on NBA Top Shot: ‘It’s great for our business’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, an NFT and crypto advocate, shared via email his thoughts on NBA Top Shot and the company’s outlook. “I’m thrilled from an NBA perspective. It’s great for our business,” he said. “I think their challenge is serving multiple masters, their collectors, their speculators, the yin and yang of supporting developers of apps on their Flow blockchain and speculators in their token. “They have taken on a huge and difficult challenge. The reality is that Top Shot is their proof of concept for their blockchain, but they will need much more to sustain Flow. Which is why I think they have raised so much money. Running a blockchain is a very difficult business.”
Billionaire investor Mark Cuban launched an online pharmacy Thursday that offers more than 100 generic drugs at an affordable price with a goal of being “radically transparent” in its price negotiations with drug companies.  The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company (MCCPDC) is a registered pharmaceutical wholesaler and purchases drugs directly from manufacturers, bypassing middlemen to lower the price of more than 100 medications, it said in a statement. For example, the leukemia drug imatinib is priced at $47 a month on MCCPDC compared to the $9,657 retail price.
“I read about what [Nowitzki] said,” Nelson said. “That was nice. I don’t think Dirk had any decisions about who was there. I think that’s all an organization thing. Mark Cuban’s in charge of that, I’m sure.” A source told The News that Cuban was not in charge of the invite list. That was done by an event planner. There was a three-page spreadsheet of guests for whom Nowitzki requested tickets, but more than 60 were unable to make it to Dallas because of canceled airline flights that day or COVID-19 concerns.
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“Dirk deserves every accolade and every tribute that anyone could ever give him,” Zaccanelli said. “He’s the most important person in Mavericks history. And he’s one of the most important people in Dallas’ recent history. “The bottom line is he deserves everything that he gets and more, but it’s clear that Cuban carries these rifts and there were glaring holes [Wednesday night]. Don Nelson, other than Holger [Geschwindner] and Dirk’s father, is more responsible for the maturation of Dirk Nowitzki than any other human being.” Zaccanelli emphasized that he has no ill will against Cuban. He’s well-aware that Perot in 2010 sued Cuban for “financial mismanagement” of the Mavericks, a suit that was dismissed, but Zaccanelli called Perot a “great owner who never sought credit” for the significant accomplishments during his tenure.
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