Billionaire Mark Cuban, who owns the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, apparently trolled President Donald Trump at Friday's NBA Celebrity game by wearing jersey number 46.
The apparent jab is an insinuation that Cuban will succeed Trump as the 46th president of the United States. The slight comes after Trump tweeted this week that Cuban is not "smart enough" to win the White House — or even campaign for the position.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1486905798.0
Cuban responded by tweeting that Trump is "oblivious," "entertaining," and "not smart enough to be dangerous."
But he upped the ante on Friday by wearing the jersey with number 46.
Sources told ESPN that the jersey was "likely" a response to Trump. Cuban, however, said that he initially wanted jersey number 23, but it was already taken, so he chose 46.
Later, Cuban changed his tone.
"It was just to f**k with everybody, because that is what I do," he told ESPN. "You've got to have fun with it. You can't take it too seriously. So, we'll see."
Cuban has been an outspoken critic of Trump through Trump's campaign last year and into the first weeks of his presidency. He supported Democrat Hillary Clinton.
For what it's worth, when Cuban was asked by Business Insider this week if he is considering running for office in the future, he replied, "We will see."