The News Junkie — Mark Cuban is Always Spending Cash and Talking Trash

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reacts as the mavericks play the Denver Nuggets during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 113-97. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Does it seem like Mark Cuban is always in the news, making news, on a CNBC loop of “Shark Tank” reruns or yelling at referees? Take this week for instance. Cuban showed up in three major stories and it’s only Wednesday. His first foray into the headlines came when he basically rescued one of his former players from the streets. A photo circulated of Delonte West essentially begging for money in Dallas, which alarmed Cuban enough to find him, pick him up, check him into a hotel and then get him into rehab.

“I can confirm that I found him and helped him,” Cuban told the Washington Post. “The rest is up to Delonte and his family to tell.”

On Wednesday, another solid move from Cuban was revealed, this time in Southern California. Los Angeles authorities charged Deonte Murray with two attempted murder charges, stemming from the shooting of two LA County deputies sitting in their car in Compton earlier in the month. Cuban had donated $50,000 each to the two families.

On Wednesday, Cubes stirred things up on the Just B With Bethenny Frankel podcast, firing a Cuban verbal missile straight at President Trump’s abilities as president.

“Look, personally I don’t have a problem with the guy,” Cuban said. “Now, professionally as the president, I think he’s an idiot. You know, I never thought he was smart in talking to him.”

Want to know the craziest thing about their falling out? He said it occurred when Trump was making a run for the White House in 2016 and Cuban spoke to him about real estate issues.

“I asked him questions about real estate and he didn’t really understand the financial side of real estate. It was just clear he wasn’t somebody who learned about anything. That’s where we kind of had our falling out.”

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