Mark Cuban is still dominating the headlines in the political realm…even at Mavs Media Day where his players had to answer questions surrounding his political side.
It was just a few months ago when Mark Cuban was being thrown around in rumors as potential Vice President options for BOTH parties as he had shown favor for both Clinton and Trump.
Now, the latter is the farthest from support as the Mavs owner has been more than vocal about his displeasure for Donald Trump over the past month. Taking it upon himself to attack Trump directly on Twitter, Cuban has been one of the leading voices supporting Clinton.
But unlike any other team in the NBA, if you play for the Dallas Mavericks, you have to answer questions about your outspoken owner.
Newcomer Harrison Barnes was welcomed straight into this new role on Media Day.
Harrison Barnes seemed to enjoy the talk as he was all smiles and laughing throughout the political portion. Maybe after four years he might have a different tone about it.
Dirk, being accustomed to all of the talk around Cuban, got some laughs in as he answered questions around Cuban’s involvement in this political race.
The first person to address the media at the podium on Media Day was none other than Rick Carlisle. He answered questions surrounding the Mavs flexible lineups, new additions, and yes…Mark Cuban and his outspoken Twitter account regarding politics.
Realistically, you think Carlisle could say “Yes, it is an absolute distractions and annoying at the same time?” But it’s still fun to ask, right?
Overall, Media Day was a success in Dallas as the newcomers were introduced and the returning veterans were welcomed back. Topics that dominated Media Day was the talk circulating around anthem protest coming this season, added youth to the team, and of course, Mark Cuban’s endless takes on the presidential race.
Whether you agree with Cuban or not, there is never a boring moment in Dallas…for the fans OR the players.