There’s nobody that seemingly loves Dallas Mavericks basketball more than the team’s owner, Mark Cuban. The 56-year-old businessman can be seen sitting court side at Mavs games and cheering like any hardcore fan would.
So, it would be absolutely stunning to many if he sold the team. Cuban was asked if he would ever consider doing so on ESPN Radio (H/T Dallas News) and gave a pretty funny answer.
On if there’s a number he’d listen to about selling the Mavericks:
“Yeah of course. If it was a trillion dollars I’d say yes.”
There’s actually two ways that this could be interpreted. Either Cuban is speaking in literal terms and his answer is basically a humorous way of saying he would never considering selling the team or his point is he’d sell the team if someone gave him an enormous offer that’s well above the team’s value.
Regardless of what exactly Cuba’s implying, don’t count on him selling the team any time soon, if ever. He clearly cares about his players and the success of his team more than just about any owner in sports and a large sum of money likely isn’t enough for him to give that up.
Cuban’s Mavs won 49 games this past season and were defeated in the first-round of the Western Conference Playoffs in seven games by the San Antonio Spurs. But Dallas added sharpshooter Chandler Parsons and center Tyson Chandler this offseason, so we might see Cuban cheering deep into the postseason in 2015.