Show of hands: Who has watched Fast n’ Loud on the Discovery Channel? Even if you have never seen or heard of this show, a reason to catch it would be to check out Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s recent cameo in a vintage ride. Cuban may be the highest-profile NBA team owner for his outspokenness, his countless contributions to the community and his random TV spots that also include a scene with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on TNT’s Dallas this past season.
Cuban, a self-made billionaire who founded MicroSolutions, Broadcast.com and HDNet, appeared on the Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, Fast n’ Loud, episode, which still airs as encores.
While he may own a team of ballers, Cuban also is a “baller” in his own right because he is a smart investor. When this business savvy self-starter has possession, he builds his strategy and determines whether to dribble, pass or score. With a 1955 Ford Customline on Fast n’ Loud, he apparently scored another win when the Gas Monkey crew tricked it out. His game plan was to achieve an “OMG” factor whenever he would cruise around in the classic car and then possibly pass it along to a lucky MFFL (Mavs Fan For Life).
As the season approaches, Cuban could make another worthy investment: Terrell Owens as a Mav.
This software and sports mogul wrote about his success in How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It, which was originally published soon after his Mavs won their NBA championship title in 2011. He also has had a strong presence on the ABC network, in which he gave away one million dollars on the single short-lived season of The Benefactor, competed on Dancing with the Stars and helps determine wannabe entrepreneurs’ destinies on Shark Tank. Cuban accepts challenges and accomplishes missions, including buying a team that has been the World Champions.