Mavs owner Mark Cuban drops harsh truth bomb on potentially buying Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates and Mark Cuban connection
Mark Cuban, the rich and famous owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks are in news even after their exit from the postseason. The Shark Tank judge is making some headlines for his potential new sports franchise – Pittsburgh Pirates. Moreover, this time he has made his feelings crystal clear.
Dallas Mavericks made some strong push in the 2022 NBA postseason, defeating Utah Jazz and top-seed Phoenix Sun. There are no doubts that they proved their mantle in the league. But Mark Cuban and his team couldn’t clear the challenge posed by Golden State Warriors and crashed out of the title run. Mark Cuban seemed quite satisfied with the efforts but it was clear that the owner was looking for the championship after 2011. He is in news again for an activity other than the outside basketball court, yet this time surrounding an acquistion of a baseball ground.
Mark Cuban’s name was recently dragged into a possible takeover conversation. Twitteratis were sure that the Dallas Maverick owner may resolve the issues surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise. The billionaire caught wind of the discussion. He was quick to respond with negative thoughts about it and it was kind of a very harsh two-word savage
Mark Cuban and his history with MLB teams ownership
The Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t the most desirable team in MLB right now. In 2021, the Pirates lost to the Reds, 6-3, finishing the season 61-101. With Texas losing, the Bucs had MLB’s fourth-worst record. Their poor form pointed towards huge reinforcements, which the team owners are reluctant to do, as per some reports.
So many rumors floated over the possible takeover and one of the names that have commonly been brought up as a potential buyer for the Pirates is Mark Cuban. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks is worth $4.1 billion. And the argument goes he’d spend enough to make the team competitive – just like the Mavs in the NBA.
Back in 2005, Cuban even looked into buying the Pirates. But things couldn’t work out that time around. And now the poor form, record, and huge investment to bring back the team on the big picture could be the reason for Cuban’s negative approach towards the franchise. Cuba – as famously known made his intentions clear with a strong two-word message. He already had one more failed attempt back in 2007, when a rich and famous Cuban tried adding an MLB franchise, Chicago Cubs to his portfolio.
“No regrets at all,” he said in an interview on 670 The Score’s McNeil & Parkins Show. “And the reality is, when I was going into it (in 2008), my kids were really young. Now they’re 10, 13 and 16, and they’re too much fun. And between 82 games for the NBA and 162 games (for MLB), plus the playoffs for both, I would’ve missed a whole lot of them growing up that I’m glad I’m not missing.”
The Cubs’ value has rocketed over the past decade and they even won the MLB championship in 2016. As per data in 2020, Forbes estimated the Cubs to be worth $3.2 billion. It is the fourth-highest valuation in the Baseball league.
Cuban thought would be pleased with his NBA team though. Cuban bought the Mavs ownership for $285 million in 2000 and was valued at $2.4 billion in 2020 by Forbes. Dallas made 18 postseasons since Cuban took over the franchise, and reached the NBA Finals twice in that span. They were NBA champions in the 2010-11 season.
But as far as the news goes, Cuban will be looking to make the NBA franchise stronger than invest in other teams. Is it probably a piece of good news for Mavs fans? Right?