Posts Tagged ‘Mark Cuban’

Somebody snaps picture of Mark Cuban taking a leak while holding NBA Championship trophy

June 15, 2011

MARK CUBAN: HERO

December 16, 2010

If you were a billionaire sports fan how would you spend your money?

If you’re Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the answer is put up $500 million to abolish the BCS and establish a playoff system for college football.

Cuban told ESPN that he is seriously considering using his money to institute a college football playoff. Cuban’s plan is to put a system in place that is a hybrid of the 16-team plan devised by Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel in his book “Death to the BCS.”

Under Cuban’s plan, higher ranked teams would host playoff games. That, he says, would maintain the importance of the college football regular season. Cuban also says there would still be bowl games.

Cuban has failed in a couple of attempts to buy a Major League Baseball team (the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers.) Cuban says he may now focus his attention on his college football plan “ass opposed to” buying a baseball team.

MARK CUBAN IS HIGH BIDDER FOR THE TEXAS RANGERS

August 4, 2010

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Despite the fact that he is despised by the sport’s upper management, colorful basketball owner Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks is trying like hell to get a Major League Baseball team. Bloomberg.com details how Cuban was the high bidder for the bankrupt Texas Rangers.

MLB is scared to death that Rangers creditors may favor the high profile, big-spending Cuban over a group headed by nice-guy but not rich pitching legend Nolan Ryan. Cuban’s lawyers are crying “collusion” over the fact that MLB is refusing an auction for the team. Cuban is teaming up with Houston businessman Jim Crane to buy the club. Cuban feels if it were left to competitive bidding he would end up with the team.

* Update: After an extended night of bidding that included “profane exchanges” between the two bidding factions, the Nolan Ryan/Chuck Greenberg ownership group won the auction for the bankrupt Rangers.

PEROT CLAIMS MARK CUBAN HAS LOST $273 MILLION

May 11, 2010

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Mark Cuban is broke.

At least that’s what Ross Perot Jr. would have you believe. Perot is the son of billionaire crazy man and two-time presidential candidate H. Ross Perot. He is also the guy who owned the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks before selling them to Cuban in 2000.

Perot is still a minority owner of the Mavs. He just filed a lawsuit against Cuban claiming the colorful owner has run up huge debt while operating the team. Perot claims the Mavericks lost $50 million last year and $273 million since Cuban took the team over. Perot claims the Dallas Mavericks are “insolvent.”

Cuban’s response:

“The biggest mistake I have made with the Mavs was keeping him as a partner. The Mavs are just fine — except for the time and money we will have to waste dealing with Perot.”

MARK CUBAN GETS THROWN THROUGH A TABLE AT WWE

December 8, 2009

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SI REVEALS HILARIOUS DETAILS OF MARK CUBAN/DON NELSON FEUD

July 24, 2009

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DON NELSON AND MARK CUBAN

This week’s Sports Illustrated has details of the long-simmering feud between Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and his former coach, Don Nelson. Cuban owes Nelson just over $7 million that he refuses to pay. Nelson is suing Cuban.

According to SI, Cuban hates Nelson and refuses to pay him because he “badmouthed” the team after he left. Cuban reportedly wanted to make Nelson “beg” for the money. Meanwhile, for his part, Nelson says he only returned to coach the Mavericks in 2003 because his friends “got me drunk.”

Nelson ended up coaching the Mavericks from 1997-2005. One of the sources of friction between Cuban and Nelson was revealed to be former Mavericks center Pavel Podkolzin. According to arbitration transcripts, Nelson refused to take “the big Russian” with the number five pick in the 2004 NBA Draft over players like Luol Deng, Al Jefferson and Jameer Nelson. Cuban then reportedly dragged Nelson into a mens room to bawl him out. Cuban informed Nelson that HE (not Nelson) was running the Mavericks draft. Utah ended up picking Podkolzin in the first round. Cuban traded for him. Podkolzin finished with a grand total of six points in his entire NBA career over two seasons.

Other details from the arbitration hearing include Cuban calling Antoine Walker a “cancer” and a story that may create a visual image you may want to get out of your mind-a shirtless Don Nelson answering the door drinking a bottle of scotch.

Even after losing a decision to an NBA arbitrator, Cuban is still refusing to pay Nelson the $7.1 million he owes him. Cuban is willing to pay a premium for the delay. With interest and legal fees, the Dallas Morning News says it is costing Cuban $30,000 a month to make Nelson wait for his money.

MARK CUBAN CLEARED OF INSIDER TRADING CHARGES

July 18, 2009

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A federal judge on Friday dismissed insider trading charges against Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

There is plenty of evidence that Cuban did nothing wrong and that the charges against him were motivated by politics and a personal feud between the NBA owner and and an SEC official named Jeffrey Norris.

 

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MARK CUBAN LETS THE SEC KNOW HOW HE FEELS

DALLAS MAVERICKS OWNER MARK CUBAN FINED FOR CRITICIZING NBA REFS ON TWITTER-RESULT:

March 31, 2009

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MARK CUBAN: VICTIM OF VAST RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY?

November 18, 2008

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The Securities and Exchange Commission Monday filed a suit accusing controversial Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban of insider trading.

Cuban maintains his innocence and today’s Dallas Morning News has a story that may indicate Cuban was the victim of a feud with an SEC lawyer based out of Texas. The paper’s article quotes insiders who contend the Cuban case may be “tainted” because of an e-mail the Mavericks owner received from an SEC lawyer named Jeffrey Norris based out of Forth Worth.

In an e-mail exchange, Norris blasted Cuban and accused him of “smearing the good name of a patriot like President Bush.” Norris was upset at Cuban’s involvement in the film Loose Change. Cuban e-mailed Norris back saying he had no role with the film. The entire e-mail exchange was forwarded to SEC chairman Christopher Cox. The SEC is pursuing the case against Cuban.

Besides the SEC-is-out-to-get-Mark-Cuban angle, there is even a theory that the case is an attempt to derail the left-winger’s effort to own a Major League Baseball franchise. Cuban is attempting to purchase the Chicago Cubs. His offer to buy the team is far superior to those of competing groups. However, there have been recent reports that Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is thoroughly opposed to Cuban owning an MLB team. The SEC charges may be enough for Selig to discredit Cuban and disqualify his effort to own the Cubs. The Chicago Tribune says as much in an article today.

President Bush is the former owner of the Texas Rangers and a close associate of Selig’s. An article by the well-respected Jayson Stark of ESPN says, “Bud Selig and President Bush are as close as any president and any major sports commissioner have ever been.”

 

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IS MARK CUBAN THE VICTIM OF A BUD SELIG/GEORGE W. BUSH CABAL?

SEC CHARGES NBA OWNER MARK CUBAN WITH INSIDER TRADING

November 17, 2008

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MARK CUBAN SKETCH FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed insider trading charges against controversial Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Cuban is being investigated over the sale of his stock in a company called Mama.com.