Mark Cuban Rumors

Last week, as a guest on One37 FM, Dallas Mavericks Chairman Mark Cuban was asked what is the NBA missing by not being in Seattle. “A lot of corporate sponsorship and a lot of great fans,” said Cuban. “A lot of people that miss the NBA, so we are missing a lot by not being there. Oklahoma City has been a great market I can’t take anything from them. And I am not saying anything that I have not already said before, but I think there is a future where Seattle has a team. I just don’t know when.”
Storyline: Seattle Team?
When Mark Cuban contacted Cynt Marshall about joining the Dallas Mavericks three years ago, however, Marshall’s ignorance emerged. “I didn’t know who he was,” Marshall told USA TODAY Sports about Cuban. “I had a big job. I’m raising four kids. I just didn’t know who he was.” Cuban knew about Marshall, however, despite her lack of connections in NBA circles. Marshall had worked for 36 years at AT&T, a place where she had leadership roles aimed at improving diversity and work-place culture practices.
“Mark showed genuine sincerity about wanting to have a culture change and wanting to get underneath what had happened to make the place better for people,” Marshall said. “He was very transparent about the stuff he should’ve known, and the things he wished he had done.” After consulting various team employees and praying, Marshall then accepted Cuban’s offer about a month after the SI report’s publication. Since then, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle described Marshall as “one of the great leaders that I’ve ever been around” and “has transformed this organization into one of the great examples of equality and diversity.”
After the NBA ruled that all teams are required to play the national anthem once fans are welcomed back into arenas, Cuban said in a statement that he would follow the league’s policy. He added, “we respect and always have respected the passion people have for the anthem and our country. But we also loudly hear the voices of those who feel that the anthem does not represent them.” Marshall supported Cuban’s decision even though she has personally stood for the anthem ever since she was a child. As Cuban wrote in an e-mail, “she was able to provide perspectives that I didn’t have. It’s not an easy discussion, but it was an important one.”
Storyline: National Anthem
Ken Goldin has made millions selling the sports trading cards of Mike Trout, Michael Jordan and Patrick Mahomes. Now he’s lined up an even bigger score: his company. The sports-memorabilia mogul is selling a majority stake in Goldin Auctions, an eight-year-old shop dedicated to auctioning off collectibles — and trading cards in particular — to the Chernin Group, a Los Angeles-based investment firm. Chernin leads a blockbuster group of investors, including basketball star Kevin Durant, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, YouTube star Logan Paul and podcaster Bill Simmons.