Mark Cuban

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    October 20, 2014

    Mark Cuban: Good at Owning Basketball Teams, Terrible at Real Estate

    Dallas -- nay, America -- has many good reasons to love Mark Cuban. He turned the Mavericks into NBA champions. He's the most accessible billionaire in the universe. He yells at terrible refs on our behalf and feuds with the Perots. He was a disruptor before disrupting was cool. But for all of Cuban ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    So Why's Mark Cuban Buying Up Lots at Preston and Northwest Highway?

    There's a lot of buzz right now in Preston Hollow over a plan to redevelop the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway, currently home to an oddly dumpy apartment complex and rows of considerably less-dumpy town homes, into a few hundred luxury apartments. Most of it is negative. "Th ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Mark Cuban Is Outfitting the Mavs with GPS Tracking Devices

    The NBA, like other professional sports leagues, is in the midst of a statistical and technological revolution. Advanced stats are helping teams better evaluate players and tweak in-game strategy while new gadgets emerge that better evaluate just about everything. Take SportVU, an advanced camera-tr ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    Mark Cuban Wants to Make Sure No Jurors Heard About His Alleged Come-On to Dirk's Brother

    Five years after it was filed, the Securities and Exchange Commission's insider trading suit against Mark Cuban is inching, slowly but inexorably, toward a showdown in court on September 30. Cuban, you'll recall, is accused of illegally using confidential information when he dumped his sto ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Mavs Fans Really Outdid Themselves with Their Uniform Designs

    In the 72 hours since he announced that he was crowd-sourcing designs for the Mavericks' new uniforms, Mark Cuban has been swamped with quality submissions. See also Mark Cuban Wants You to Design the Mavericks' New Uniforms. For Free. Take this suggestion posted to Cuban's blog:

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    April 30, 2013

    Mark Cuban Would Really Prefer You Didn't Take His Picture at the Gym

    After sneaking this creepy mirror pic at the gym, Cuban says the photo-sneaker promised to delete the photo. It showed up on Twitter instead. What are those, anyway? Twenty-fives? Shoulder lifts, I'm thinking. First in an occasional series, What is Mark Cuban Lifting?

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    You Can Seek Mark Cuban's Advice for the Low, Low Price of $10,000 Per Hour

    Why one would feel the need to seek Mark Cuban's advice, seeing as he doles it out readily on his blog, his reality show, in a dirt-cheap e-book, and via whatever other medium happens to be at hand, is beyond me. But if that's not quite enough and you're still looking to pick his brain, you now hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Mavs Are Now the NBA's Fourth Most Valuable Team, But They're Still Losing Money

    In spite of all the off-season turmoil, in spite of the fact that Deron Williams went to Brooklyn rather than coming home, in spite of the what-might-have-been speculation about Chris Paul and Dwight Howard in green and blue, the Dallas Mavericks still came out ahead. See also: Mark Cuban Says if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Here's a Video of Mark Cuban Dancing Terribly to "Gangnam Style"

    Oh, Mark Cuban. Your Dallas Mavericks brought us an NBA championship. You have the best investment-themed reality show on television. You have billions of dollars. But that's not why we respect you; we respect you because you're not afraid to do ridiculous things, like be videotaped clutching a Bud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Mark Cuban Tackles America's Student Loan Bubble, Then Roots for It to Burst

    In addition to sports team ownership and a sideline in media impresario-ness, Mark Cuban is quite the blogger: dishing out advice to the Occupy movement, fulminating about patent law, apologizing for some casual homophobia. And a few days ago, he aired his views on the small matter of student loan d ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2012
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    March 15, 2012

    Reminder: Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses Headline The Observer's St. Patrick's Day Concert on Saturday

    We were all scared there for a while, weren't we? Earlier this year, it looked like the 33-year-old Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade might not happen, due to increasing fees and inadequate funds putting a kink in our beer-filled garden hose. And then Mark Cuban rolled out of bed, decided h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    AAC Challenges Local Cooks to Whip Up a Dish For Mavs' and Stars' Games

    Maybe a nice schnitzel?​Sports venues are increasingly relying on celebrity chefs to bring glitz to their concession stands, but the American Airlines Center is trying to strike publicity gold by showcasing one very lucky amateur. The venue's asking local cooks to create a "signature offering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    A Year After Dallas Federal Judge Booted SEC's Case Against Mark Cuban, It Lives Again

    Sam Merten​In July 2009, U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater dismissed the Securities and Exchange Commission's complaint that Mark Cuban violated insider-trading laws when, in 2004, he sold off $750,000 in stock. Cuban, of course, poo-poohed the claim when originally brought by the SEC ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010
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    February 10, 2010

    There's an Untouchable Maverick not Named Dirk Nowitzki?

    Danny Bollinger The Untouchable?​Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is grumpy. Understandably so. His team has lost 5 of 7 - punctuated by last night's embarrassing 36-point loss in Denver - heading into NBA All-Star Weekend right here in his own backyard. Cuban has apparently scrapped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Sure, Your Dallas Mavs Haven't Won a Title. Doesn't Mean They're Not "Dominant."

    ​So says list-lovin' Forbes in its round-up of The Best (And Worst) Teams of the Decade, assembled using franchises' win-loss record during the '00s, playoff appearances, titles won and the value of the franchise (which, in the Mavs' case, has more than doubled since Mark Cuban bought the team in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Mark Cuban on 'Roids: Rational or Ridiculous?

    ​Not sure they're exactly akin to LASIK eye surgery or Tommy John arm reconstruction, but I agree with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban that - at some point in our athletic evolution - there will be a legal, legitimate place for steroids in sports. "I'll get killed for saying this," Cuban sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Video of the Week: Dumbest Contest Ever?

    Okay, I admit, I've bungee-jumped and dived out of an airplane and dared to criticize Mark Cuban and I might even like to run with bulls some day. But I'll be damned if I ever chase a wheel of cheese down one of the steepest pasture on God's green Earth. Wow.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Rinse and Repeat? Mavs Can Earn Believers Tonight

    Mark Cuban = William Wallace?Was enjoying some second-hand smoke from Dale Hansen's seegar down in Victory Plaza before last night's Mavs-Spurs showdown. We were discussing this week's Observer cover story, owner Mark Cuban's unprecedented outburst, how Dale claims he's "too shy" to serv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Mark Cuban Has a New ... Nemesis?

    If the Mavericks keep blowing games to friggin' Oklahoma City, owner Mark Cuban will apparently blow a gasket and blow up his team. Says Cuban, in the most violent finger-pointing of his 9-year regime.     "Not only did it look like we had no idea what we were doing, but we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Well, That Didn't Take Long

    Last night, Mark Cuban posted to BlogMaverick his own version of a stimulus plan: "open-source funding." Which means? You post a potential business idea to his blog, and if it's good enough, folks will comment on the idea, build upon it or even steal it -- and, just maybe, he'll pay for it. There ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Mark Cuban Predicts Dow to Bottom Out at 6,500. Why? No Jump Shot.

    Speaking, as we were below, of The Great Depression II: Electric Boogaloo, Forbes asked some of the wealthiest folks in the U.S. and A. to predict where the economy's headed in the coming year. Among those to respond to the survey was Mark Cuban, who offers his prophecy in terms easily understood by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Dallas Mavericks' Owner Mark Cuban Charged With Insider Trading

    Uh-oh. Breaking news this morning that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Mavs' owner Mark Cuban with insider trading, stemming from a 2004 sale of stock in an Internet company. Me? I dunno the diff between "insider trading" and a "hot stock tip", but I do this ain't goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Major League Baseball to Mark Cuban: Yer Out!

    Take me out OF the ball game. If the report in this morning’s Chicago Sun-Times is true, Mark Cuban won’t be buying the Chicago Cubs. Won’t be allowed to, in fact. Says the story: “'There's no way Bud (Selig) and the owners are going to let that happen,”' a Major League Baseba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Mark Cuban’s Plan to Make You Some Money

    For dang sure, it doesn’t involve listening to this moron’s sports picks. In between explaining how “close to seven” players expressed their intentions not to play for Dallas if coach Avery Johnson returned this season, promising to be even more hands-on this season and revealing that he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Mark Cuban: What Bailout?

    Yesterday, the Blog Maverick hisself posted a Q&A concerning the "Botox Bailout," in which Mark Cuban offers his thoughts on the pig currently applying its lipstick in the House of Representatives. Among them: "The bankers who got us into this mess got a reprieve and a few of their jobs saved. The B ... More >>

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    September 2, 2008

    Actual Cubbies Love Cubes

    Over the weekend, Jan Hubbard found plenty of Chicago Cubs praying Mark Cuban will become the team's next owner -- unless I misunderstood first baseman Derrek Lee's pronouncement, "I hope he gets the team." John Cusack was a little more skeptical: "I think what he has to do is convince Chicago that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Commence: Re-Entry

    Anyone remember where I live? Okay, let’s see what I missed here on the homefront while vacationing in Canada and “working” in California. Hmm … *Rough week for our beloved Mark Cuban. First, Ron Artest gets traded to the Rockets, dropping his Mavericks to fourth-best in their own da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2008

    Mark Cuban, Jason Kidd and the Olympics' Gold Double-Standard

    Mark Cuban has weighed in today with his thoughts on "The NBA and the Olympics," which is more or less his original April 2004 post with an additional 322 unedited words added to the beginning. Among them: Are we sure the Olympics is about patriotism and pride? Or is it about commercialism? Im certa ... More >>

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    March 18, 2008
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    October 24, 2007

    Mark Cuban Takes His "Dancing Pants" To Jimmy Kimmel's Show

    Go figure: Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban gots the boot from Dancing With the Stars last night, and Donald Trump's mighty proud of his long-time nemesis. Seriously -- so sayeth no less a source than Access Hollywood, to whom The Donald said of Cuban's hoofin': “I think he did a great job. “Look, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Mark Cuban Shows His Ass, But Does Not Fall On It

    I'm not gonna lie -- this image, taken directly from my HDTV and now seared into my consciousness with the white-hot fury of a million suns, is pretty much all I remember about Mark Cuban's foxtrotting debut last night on Dancing With the Stars. It's the Dallas Mavericks owner's hip-replacement scar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Mogul Merger

    To one of the toniest multiplexes in the land, Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner and Tristan Simon will add a fancy-schmancy eatery. Everything that rises must converge, or so someone once said. Proof: The vertically integrated Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, who count among their cinema empire the Landmark Thea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 21, 2007
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    March 28, 2007

    (Definitely Not) America's Team

    This is the controversial film Mark Cuban's about to distribute. Discuss. You know you want to. Wrap yourself in the flag, slap another "Support Our Troops" magnet on your pickup and crank the Toby Keith, 'cuz this is gonna test every last drop of your American red blood. Doubly so if you're a fan o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007

    Look, Who Doesn't Want Some of Mark Cuban's Money?

    This is Delta Keoninh's dream. And the rest of America's too. How is it someone hasn't come up with this before? It's not like folks aren't always asking Mark Cuban for spare change (like, ya know, a hundred thou) all the time. But far as we can tell, marks the first time someon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Cruisin' with Cuban

    There's a big feature in The Los Angeles Times today about The Great Mark Cuban -- not tied to anything, from the looks of it, just a sort of "Hey, ya know, that Mark Cuban's a rich and interesting guy with a lot to say" kind of piece. The headline kind of gives it away: "Doing his own thing." Reall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2006

    A Cuban Sandwich

    You can't be Sirius: Mark Cuban won't host a satellite radio show after all. Didn't know till today that Mark Cuban's also in the hotel business. Only, it's not here. Not even close. Try his native Pittsburgh (he grew up in Mt. Lebanon, a suburb). Says in the subscription-only Pittsburgh Business T ... More >>

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    October 27, 2006

    Wash Your Balls

    Mark Cuban's got a fresh posting over at BlogMaverick concerning the new NBA balls, and we don't mean rookies. Looks like he had the University of Texas at Arlington physics folks look at both the new and old basketballs to see which one was better. Cuban has his own thoughts on the subject of ditch ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Royalty pain

    Don't forget to read the fine print

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006
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    June 22, 2006

    On Your Mark

    Win or lose, Reunion Rowdies are now officially Cuban Crazies

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    June 8, 2006


    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has picked up a nice piece about Mark Cuban and Shaq--the "oddball couple," ugh--written for the Associated Press by my old pal Jaime Aron. But I warn you: It contains the worst picture ever taken of the Cubes. And I think scout Reggie Johnson agrees, from the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006

    Cuban Whistle Crisis Redux

    We thought the Mavs' owner was being unusually quiet this time of year. Guess we were wrong. Though, by Mark Cuban's standards, this seems like pretty lame stuff, no? But is that really worth $200,000? --Richie Whitt

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    April 25, 2006
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    April 20, 2006

    Airline Tickets for the Wright Price

    American Airlines execs, standing alongside Mark Cuban, gave away some 19,000 airline tix to everyone at last night's Dallas Mavericks game at the American Airlines Center. The kicker: The vouchers are for American flights at Love Field, the same airport I am pretty sure American wants shuttered in ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Sunday Brunch (tie)

    La Duni Latin Cafe | Maxim's

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Quote

    Mark Cuban comments on Nick's nutsack

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Belo Blues

    What does Mark Cuban have that Belo doesn't? Money. Lots and lots of money.

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