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Is Mark Cuban selling the Mavs a MASSIVE red flag?

Amin Elhassan and Charlotte Wilder discuss the Shark Tank star saying he’s out ... sort of.

It seems like the end of an era is upon us ... sort of.

Yes, Mark Cuban, one of the league’s most well-known owners, appears set to sell majority control of the Mavericks, although it is being reported that somehow he will remain the team’s governor and keep control of basketball operations.

It appears as though Cuban only wants to do the fun part of owning a basketball team — as Charlotte puts it, looking at plays not a spreadsheet. Unless, of course, it’s a spreadsheet with player salaries since Cuban is reportedly still going to control basketball ops. And kudos to Amin for the following dad joke: “You don’t excel at Excel? Word.” Chef’s kiss.

But why would anyone agree to this deal? Many, including Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz contributor David Samson, are asking that very question. But Amin and Charlotte have some thoughts on that.

No matter how you slice the deal and its motivations, however, Amin sees the move as a MASSIVE red flag. And it all goes back to how Cuban made his money in the first place. Don’t remember that story? Let Amin explain.

Amin sees similarities as well to Cuban leaving Shark Tank. TV, Amin notes, isn’t what it once was. Does Cuban want to keep working to make less or can he just live off the residuals? He doesn’t have to do the work anymore! Charlotte notes that perhaps he’s reached his threshold, unless there is something else coming down the pike that we don’t know about yet.

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Mark Cuban Sells Out!

  • While Amin & Charlotte took in “the Culture” last night at the Kaseya Center to watch the Bucks beat the Heat to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals of the In-Season Tournament, news broke about Mark Cuban selling his majority stake of the Dallas Mavericks. What’s next for Cuban and the Mavericks? Then, it’s Wednesday, so you can count on Oddball to run up the score like the In-Season games with WORD COUNT! What will keep Tyrese Haliburton from winning MVP and who has a bleaker-looking future at the moment: the struggling Bulls, the Pistons and their 14-game losing streak or LaMelo Ball and his injury history?

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