Beyond Business & Basketball: A Look at Mark Cuban

Many people, especially us Texans, are very familiar with Mark Cuban, but the owner of the Mavericks and investor on the show Shark Tank (among many other things) rarely discusses his interests outside of sports and business, so I figured I’d ask him.

For a man who seems to do/has done it all, Cuban was not only easy to reach, he also replied to my email within a few hours, which is a rarity from anyone, let alone a multi-billionaire.  Maybe it shouldn’t be very surprising because, as anyone who has watched a Mavs game or followed him on Twitter, Cuban isn’t exactly shy.  (Just for the record, the NBA has fined him nearly two million dollars since he bought the Mavericks in 2000.)

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Football is king – but should it be?

“Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners,” John Steinbeck wrote in his Travels with Charley.

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