Mark Cuban: Olympics ‘Biggest Mistake the NBA Makes’

by April 23, 2012

Mark Cuban continues to rail against the Olympic Games (through the media and on his personal blog), and Fox Sports has details of his latest screed against the institution and the NBA’s involvement with it: “Mark Cuban comes off as an unpatriotic, unapologetic, typical money-first, damn-the-flag, ugly-American businessman. But listen closer. Deeper. Does he think the U.S. Olympic basketball team is a shambles? ‘I hope so,’\ the Dallas Mavericks owner said. ‘Maybe that’ll be my next business. F— up the Olympics.’ […] ‘It’s the biggest mistake the NBA makes,’’ he said. ‘If you look up stupid in the dictionary, you see a picture of the USA Dream Team playing for free for corporate America so the U.S. Olympic Committee can make millions of dollars. If you come up with something that you own, that you give it to me for free so I can make billions of dollars, I want it. And it has nothing to do with patriotism. It’s all about money. You don’t see the Olympic Committee saying, ‘Oh we made so much money. Let’s give it to people.’ If the Olympics weren’t about profit, he said, then he would be fine turning over his players for the Games. Then, he said, it might be about the right things.”