Mark Cuban responds to Mavs season ticket holder upset by his Trump criticism with unexpected offer

Mark Cuban responds to Mavs season ticket holder upset by his Trump criticism with unexpected offer
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban argues with a referee in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP/Rick Bowmer)

Dallas Mavericks basketball team owner Mark Cuban is ready to refund the money of a season ticket holder who was not happy with the billionaire’s recent public criticism of President Donald Trump.

Cuban, who has been an outspoken opponent of President Donald Trump since the 2016 presidential campaign, went to Twitter to voice his frustrations about Trump’s press conference Thursday afternoon during which the president lambasted the media for their reports on his campaign’s alleged communications with Russia.

Cuban indicated he did not believe Trump was telling the truth. “It’s a waste of time to try to turn Pinocchio into a real President,” Cuban said. “The focus needs to be on the Geppettos and legislators around him.”


Responses to his tweet began pouring in, including one Twitter user who took issue with Cuban’s criticism of Trump, telling Cuban he would be giving up his season tickets and boycotting the rest of the season. “Time to delete you and turn in my season tickets and boycott games,” the Mavericks fan told Cuban.

Never one to hold his tongue, Cuban’s response indicated his willingness to help the man get rid of his season tickets. “DM me and I’ll help get it done,” he responded.


The Twitter user has since deleted the tweet, but KDFW-TV tweeted out a graphic showing the Thursday afternoon exchange.


Cuban was the subject of Trump’s seemingly unprovoked criticism last week, when Trump tweeted out, “I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time but I wasn’t interested in taking all of his calls. He’s not smart enough to run for president!”


Cuban told reporters at the time that someone close to Trump explained to him that Trump’s tweet was a public response to a New York Post article reporting that Cuban could be a serious contender for the 2020 presidential election.

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