I love Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Honesty, though, who doesn’t? The guy went from hustling and selling garbage bags at the age of 12 so he could buy an expensive pair of basketball shoes to a multi-billionaire who owns a successful pro sports team. Talk about the American Dream, right?
And with so much money at his disposal now, Cubes gave everyone a not-so-subtle reminder about his net worth while talking to Bill Simmons on the latest episode of Any Given Wednesday:
I love how Simmons points out that the Mavs are worth $1.4 billion, then gives any hypothetical situation he could think of to get Cubes to budge on admitting he’d sell the team, upping the ante by raising the imaginary price. With Simmons settling on a $3 billion price tag, Cuban shot him down:
“I’m turning down anything,” Cuban replied.
“Anything?” Simmons asked.
“Yeah,” Cuban replied.
“Would you turn down $3 billion?” Simmons continued.
“Yeah,” Cuban said.
“You’d turn down $3 billion?” he asked incredulously.
“Yeah. What do I need $3 billion for?” he shrugged.
At this point of the interview, Simmons’ other guest—author Malcom Gladwell—chimes in with what we all pray happening once day:
“I just want at some point in my life,” he said, “to say the words what do I need three billion dollars for?”
Cuban with the ultimate mic drop… and, he’s out!