Mark Cuban for president?
During his Tuesday appearance on Bakari Sellers' podcast, the Mavericks owner wouldn't rule out the possibility that he could run for president of the United States as early as 2020.
“Yes,” Cuban replied when asked if he was considering it. “Considering, yes. Ready to commit to it, no.”
“If I can come up with solutions that I think people can get behind, and truly solve problems, then it makes perfect sense for me to run. If it comes down to, do I think I can win because I can convince more people to vote for me? Then no, I won’t run. … I really believe there are right and wrong answers to problems. My goal is always to find a solution.”
Cuban has long been critical of President Donald Trump and gone back and forth with him over the last few months regarding multiple issues, including the ongoing protests linked to the national anthem.
While players in the NFL and MLB are opting to kneel in opposition of social injustice, NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently highlighted a league rule mandating that its players stand for the anthem. As for Cuban, he believes his players should record a video statement rather than “letting someone else control the narrative” by taking a knee.
“If the goal is to send a message, let’s send a message the best way possible,” Cuban said. “Let’s not just play a game where we’re hoping the narrative is what we want it to be.”
The 59-year-old billionaire and “Shark Tank” co-star has been a staunch opponent of Trump since he was elected and previously said he would "kick his a—" at the polls.