Sporting an Indiana Hoosiers (his alma mater) football jersey, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got to wave the prestigious green flag at the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race yesterday. Cuban of course had an entertaining week to begin with, beginning with his misconstrued comments on race and bigotry.
While at the Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, though, Cuban of course couldn’t avoid questions about the upcoming vote by NBA owners to bounce current Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling out of the league. Cuban declined to comment on whether or not his brothers would vote out Sterling, but did say, “I wouldn’t be shocked if the bidding starts at $1.5 billion.”
Those words from Cuban tell you two things. First, Cuban may have inadvertently revealed that the owners will indeed strip Sterling of his badge, so to speak. Secondly, it seems like Sterling will not be shortchanged, and will benefit from the sale of the Clippers in Frank McCourt fashion.
Speaking of McCourt, whose Los Angeles Dodgers sold for $2 billion last year — Cuban, who was initially involved in the bidding process, bowed out early because he didn’t think Los Angeles was worth around half of that amount. So why does Cuban feel the Clippers, who play in the same city as the Dodgers, are worth all that money?
Maybe it’s because Cuban isn’t going to be the one bidding on the Clippers, as it’s not his money being overspent. Or Maybe Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are just that dynamic a duo. Either way, Cuban’s words are too insightful, and it looks like Sterling, much to the chagrin of the countless people in America who hate his guts, is going ride off into the sunset.