Mark Cuban

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    May 22, 2014

    Mark Cuban Says He's Scared of Black Kids in Hoodies, Sets Internet Aflame

    Mark Cuban has taken a thoughtful, nuanced approach to the Donald Sterling controversy, at once condemning the unapologetic racism the Clippers' owner expresses on a leaked audiotape, and expressing deep discomfort with the precedent it sets to punish someone so severely for expressing his personal ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    The Mavs Are Now Monitoring Players While They Sleep

    The Dallas Mavericks, with the advent of in-game GPS devices that tracks a player's every twitch and movement, are already gleaning the last scraps of data available to measure on-court performance. Now it's onto the next frontier: watching players while they sleep. The term of art that's been coin ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    The Mavs Whiffed on Dwight Howard, Which Mark Cuban Now Says is a Good Thing

    When center Dwight Howard spurned the Mavericks and decided to take his talents to the Bayou City, it marked the second straight year the team had epically flamed out in free agency. And, for the second straight year, Mark Cuban is trying to rewrite history. "I think we've put ourselves in a spot w ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    In Case You Missed it, Here's Mayor Rawlings' Not-at-All Awkward 'Dallas' Cameo

    We didn't get around to watching J.R.'s funeral on "Dallas" last night nor, if last week's ratings are any predictor, did the rest of the city. But we were curious to appraise Mayor Mike Rawlings' acting chops, which, we're proud to say, are totally on par with noted thespians Mark Cuban and Jerry J ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Mark Cuban: Of Course We're Better Off Than Four Years Ago, So Stop Asking

    The Democrats are gathered in Charlotte for the quadrennial circle jerk in which they deliver bombastic speeches and anoint their presidential nominee. Last week, the Republicans did the same in Tampa. These respective echo chambers inevitably lead to an increase in the type of one-sided political b ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Mark Cuban Invests in "Find Me Gluten Free" App reported last week that Mark Cuban has invested in Find Me Gluten Free, a restaurant search and review app for iPhone and Android users. He stumbled upon this latest venture by way of Naked Pizza, a national chain that serves up healthy pizza on gluten-free crust, which Cuban is a ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Desperados Owner Jorge Levy on Emails to Mark Cuban and Running a Family Restaurant

    Jorge Levy and his two sons own Desperados on Greenville and in Garland. The senior Levy, originally from Mexico, is also involved in The Dallas Margarita Society, Savor Mexico and the Greenville Area Business Association. Most importantly, he's the guy that emailed Mark Cuban about saving the Saint ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    February 16, 2012

    Mark Cuban Sweatily Expounds on Why He Saved the St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Via.Cuban in his passing out days.​Yesterday we emailed Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban to ask why he decided to save the Greenville St. Patrick's Day Parade. "I didn't want to see it go away," he wrote back. A great answer. A noble answer, especially since he also cut a $25,000 check to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    So Who Were Those Two Guys Sitting On the Mavs' Bench at Last Night's Game? Well ...

    The video's been making the rounds all morning, first on Busted Coverage, then Deadspin, then everywhere else. Question is: Who owns those beards sitting with the Dallas Mavericks in Detroit last night? The Mavs' front office said: Dunno, ask Mark Cuban. So I did: "No idea," he wrote back. But now w ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    The Christmas Miracle at Yesterday's Mavs-Heat Season Opener: That Drunk, Angry Santa

    Our Mike Mezeul was at the AAC for yesterday's season opener, where not a highlight was to be found between the buzzers. His slide show from the interior decorating session can be found here; The Official Banner-Raising Video follows, as do a few other distractions from a Christmas Day blowout, incl ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    The 50 Most Powerful Peeps in DFW Sports: Take 7

    ​Power is subjective. But when you see it -- when you sense it's immense influence -- you just know it. Each summer, as I construct my list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports, the criteria gets a triple-digit tweaking. This year I deemed the allure of power  ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    How Much Will the Mavericks Victory Parade Through Downtown Cost Mark Cuban?

    Photo by Mike Mezeul​This just in from Dallas City Hall: One week after last week's Dallas Mavericks victory parade rolled from the Dallas Convention Center to the American Airlines Center, the city's done totaled up the receipts and is ready to submit an invoice to Mark Cuban, who said he's happy ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    After a Mavs Title, a Parade to Plan and Arrests to Report. And, Man, How That 'Bout Traffic?

    Photo by Alex Scott​Only took an hour to get from Oak Cliff to Northwest Dallas tonight. Never shoulda taken Commerce, which, when it reached downtown, was blocked off by Dallas Police, causing an endless stream of brake lights between Commerce and Continental. No matter: The traffic turned into a ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    The Worst Mavs-Blazers Game 1 Recap in the History of the NBA, Videos and ... Girls?

    Couple things here: *Never give the losing score first, even if it's your team's score. *With "like three minutes to go" the Mavs led 77-74, courtesy of two Dirk Nowitzki free throws. *Mark Cuban, at least when I saw him, wasn't wearing a muscle shirt. But, yeah, he kinda was screaming like he'd wo ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Mark Cuban, Joule's Tim Headington Sink Millions Into Company That Tracks Devices

    ​Mark Cuban has taken the $5 million he intended to invest in Turtle and tequila and put his dough-re-mi elsewhere: in something called BlueCava, which tracks every single device you've got hooked up to the Internet, which doesn't sound too Minority Report at all. From the how-it-works: "No two de ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    February 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The combo of weather and injuries and chicken shits is diminishing NBA All-Star Weekend. No Kobe Bryant. No Allen Iverson. No LeBron James in the dunk contest. Silver lining: Mavs' icon Dirk Nowit ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    July 20, 2009

    Mark Cuban: Out of the SEC Frying Pan ... Into the Hillwood Fire

    Just as Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban is finishing his jig in the wake of beating an insider trading charge from the Securities & Exchange Commission, today comes another legal pothole. This one from the guy who sold him the Mavericks. Hillwood Center Partners, which is contr ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    U.S. District Judge Fitzwater Dismisses SEC's Insider Trading Case Against Mark Cuban

    This morning, U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater dismissed the Securities and Exchange Commission's complaint that Mark Cuban violated insider-trading laws in 2004, when he sold off $750,000 in stock. Why the heave-ho? You know what, just read the judge's opinion and order for yourself, ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Cuban at the Crossroads: We Can Win the NBA Championship

    I tracked down Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban last night before his team's game against the Sacramento Kings at American Airlines Center. He was on the StairMaster. Insisting his team isn't on the treadmill. "Not right now we're not," Cuban told me. "Treadmill teams are those that don't hav ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2009

    Meddling Maverick

    Mark Cuban aims his hands-on approach at Dallas' downtrodden southern sector.

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    January 16, 2009

    Mav. Wrecks.

    Four straight losses. Four spots dropped in the standings. A four-game, East Coast road trip looming that ends at Detroit and Boston. Mark Cuban even lost his request for Denver's J.R. Smith to be disciplined by the league for throwing an elbow at Antoine Wright. In short, not a good week for your D ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    It's Always a Good Time to Buy a Team

    After the jump, Mark Cuban answers, among other questions posed by Fox New Channel's Greta Van Susteren, "Is this a good time to buy a baseball team?" In case you were wondering given the state of the economy, about which the Dallas Mavericks' owner has much to say. --Robert Wilonsky

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    September 19, 2008

    Good Lord, This Josh Howard Thing Has Gotten Crazy, Man, Crazy

    To the point where Mark Cuban's posting the racist e-mails he's received concerning Josh Howard's awwwkward "Star-Spangled Banner" comments -- and the e-mail addresses, oh my. I'm partial to the Deadspin comments, among them: "Dear Mark, I didn't celebrate it either, and I'm now in Gitmo. Sincerely, ... More >>

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    June 11, 2008
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    April 22, 2008
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    November 2, 2007

    What Happens in Vegas: Mark Cuban Will Dance With Big Bunch o' Bloggers

    One week from today, the BlogMaverick himself, Mark Cuban, will fly to Las Vegas to address a conference of bloggers. It'll be like Bill Shatner talking to Trekkies when Cuban delivers the adios address at the close of the Blog World and New Media Expo at the Los Vegas Convention Center, no doubt cu ... More >>

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    October 8, 2007

    We Were Hoping Mark Cuban's First Book Would Be ... Um ... Longer

    We just got a press release about Mark Cuban's new book -- which, says here, isn't so new, but it's new to us, so there. And at 24 pages, we're not sure it's much of a book -- here's a sample page, so you can judge for yourselves. Says the publicist, the book "features a look at game day (from the b ... More >>

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    October 2, 2007

    Must Be the Mambo

    "Like watching a bulldog chase a squirrel." That's how Mark Cuban and his dance partner Kym Johnson wound up scoring an 18 during their "Ride Wit Me"-lite mambo. Might wanna check out the video below, if you missed Cuban's Dancing With the Stars appearance last night -- could be close to his last, a ... More >>

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    September 28, 2007
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    September 25, 2007

    Any Questions Here?

    Be sure to submit your questions for tonight's Trinity toll road debate twixt Mayor Tom and Angela Red -- you have till 5:30, or whenever Dr. Schutze heads over to the Cliff for tonight's can't-miss wingding. Because, sure 'nuff, Jim says he'll take a few of the good ones and submit them to the pane ... More >>

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    July 18, 2007

    Chicago Loves Mark Cuban

    So, I'm up here in Chicago -- yeah, yeah, doing this again, despite the cries of protest. And, funny thing, whenever anyone finds out I'm from Dallas, the very first thing they say is something along the lines of, "Man, we'd love it if Mark Cuban got the Cubs." It's happened, oh, 10 times in the las ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    Stern Warning

    So, Mark Cuban's made peace with NBA commish David Stern...not. (Really, I should not have seen Borat four times already...not. Damn it.) You know why Cuban's mad now, don't you: Stern's new league-wide rule that prohibits team owners from going on the floor during the game or joining in team huddle ... More >>

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    October 19, 2006

    Two of a Kind. Or UnKind.

    Mark Cuban says he wishes Don Nelson all the luck in the world. Yeah--luck, with a capital "f." I'm supposed to be all jacked up about October baseball and all fixated on tonight's Game 7 of the National League Championship Series between the Mets and Cards. But, nope, not even a little. If Mavs-Spu ... More >>

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    July 24, 2006

    Where There's Smoke, There's Usually Mark Cuban

    Could the coach on the right wind up with the coach on the left--which is to say, left out? We shall see. In the month since our Dallas Mavericks broke our hearts with a dramatic come-from-ahead loss in the NBA Finals, owner Mark Cuban has been dissed by Dirk Nowitzki and now is apparently turning a ... More >>

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    July 11, 2006

    Rather Detailed

    Dan Rather will be working for Mark Cuban. Happens to all of us sooner or later. The local paper says details about Dan Rather's move to Mark Cuban's HDNet are forthcoming; we say, why wait? No, seriously. Today's Philadelphia Inquirer has a lengthy story on the subject, including interviews with bo ... More >>

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    June 12, 2006
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    May 23, 2006

    Don't Fence Them In

    Early this morning I was among the hundreds of fans waiting for the Dallas Mavericks' team plane when it landed a few minutes before 1 at Love Field. KTCK-AM's (1310, The Ticket) Ben and Skin post-game show issued the call for us to greet the team, and greet them we did, with everyone jumping, screa ... More >>

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    April 25, 2006
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    April 19, 2006

    Internet Not Good for Everything? C'mon.

    AT&T says it can deliver cable TV via the Internet. Investors are thrilled. Cable companies are worried. One guy isn't worried. At all. One guy says, "The Internet as a delivery mechanism for TV is a joke." Guess who that one guy is. Did you say Mark Cuban? Smartypants. --Robert Wilonsky

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    April 6, 2006

    Cubes, Cubed

    Some people should not be allowed to use Photoshop. Others, on the other hand... Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cuban and their lovely family. --Robert Wilonsky

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Mark Cuban Going Broke

    Plus: Jabari Sought Own Death; Who Saw This Coming?

  • Culture

    December 11, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Sports 'Stache

    Dallas Stars coach Dave Tippett

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    He's Baaack

    That lovable jackass from Philly returns. Oh, joy.

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    November 9, 2000

    Hope and Glory

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reason to shout-his money and enthusiasm are resurrecting a dead team

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place to Work Out

    Premier Athletic Club

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