Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is known as one to not hold his tongue when speaking with the media — or even when yelling at players from his courtside seats. So we can only assume that his exclusive interview with HBO’s Real Sports about his antics, slated to air on Tuesday night at 9pm ET/PT, will have a whole lot of interesting quotes, to say the least.
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The Maverick. It would be hard to find a pro sports owner more visible, outspoken or revered by his players than 56-year-old iconoclast Mark Cuban. After making billions from the dot-com boom and other business ventures, Cuban bought the Dallas Mavericks for $285 million in 2000, and has spent much of his tenure challenging the status quo of sports ownership. His courtside behavior has been controversial at times, as evidenced by several six-figure fines from the NBA for criticizing officials. Cuban has also funded studies about flopping in the NBA and the possible merits of HGH use.
The Indiana University grad may be best known today for the hit show “Shark Tank,” where he is a “shark” investor for hopeful business owners seeking investments and partnerships from wealthy panelists. REAL SPORTS correspondent Bernard Goldberg visits him in Los Angeles on the set of “Shark Tank,” as well as courtside in Dallas, to talk about hot-button basketball issues, the relationships he has forged, Hollywood and what it’s like to live in Mark Cuban’s world.