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Mark Cuban: Honorary Starter of Indy 500

Mark Cuban will be the honorary starter of 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. And ABC's "Shark Tank" star also thought about litigation against the NBA some eight odd years ago. He contacted FBI personnel for this purpose.

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Mark Cuban: Honorary Starter of Indy 500

Mark Cuban, the owner of Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's "Shark Tank", will wave the green flag on Sunday to start the 98th Indianapolis 500 in which 33 cars will race. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced on Monday that Cuban is the honorary starter of the race that will start at noon(ET) on ABC.

"Whether it's winning an NBA championship or the honor of waving the green flag to start the Indianapolis 500, there are certain sporting events that are monumental for any true sports fan," Cuban said in a release. "I am excited to come back to Indiana, not just to attend, but actually participate in this historic race."

Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks were defeated in 2006. Dwyane Wade was one of the main reasons behind this tragic failure. The founder of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban was curious about why his team lost to badly to the opposition. 

That is why he procured the services of an FBI agent to probe into whether Wade had gotten aid from somewhere suspicious. The year was 2006 and it was the NBA Finals. Cuban was quite upset about the loss of the match to The Heat. 

When he later on asked his FBI investigator whether he ought to sue or not, the answer was damned if I do and damned if I don’t. He would win the lawsuit in a jiffy but the act would be a Procrustean Victory. It would be suicidal in itself. 

However, now that speculation about all these facts is coming out into the open after so many years, it seems there was nothing there to begin with. 

As the teams played off against each other, several players got face to face and tackled and dealt with the complexities of the game. Besides this, the NBA was undergoing a radical transformation during the season. 

It had some pretty strict rules regarding the manner of playing the game. Then there were other factors such as the coach being outnumbered. 

The fact of the matter is that it would have been disastrous for Cuban to have pursued a lawsuit against the NBA. The reason is that all the fake paranoia and pretend-shrewdness would have amounted to nothing but a pack of lies. 

The whole thing was just a result of pseudo-psychological thinking. If there were even the slightest pretext for a litigious setting maybe Mark would have followed the lead. But there was no rhyme or reason behind the whole shebang he orchestrated.  

Source: Yahoo! Sports , ESPN

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Meet Steve Ballmer, The Former Microsoft CEO Who Paid $2 Billion For The Clippers (MSFT)

Source: The Business Insider

Anyone that's followed the technology industry knows Steve Ballmer pretty well.  He was at Microsoft basically his entire professional life. He joined the company after Bill Gates recruited him. They were dorm buddies at Harvard.  But now that Ballmer owns the Clippers, a whole new group of people are going to get to know him. For those people, here is a bit of primer on Ballmer.  In short, Ballmer is a bit of a riddle. He is whip smart, and yet... al ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider Aug 12 2014, 1:31pm CDT

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Pistons Owner Tom Gores Nails Why NBA Players Should Keep Playing International Basketball

Source: SportsGrid

After Paul George suffered a freak and freaky leg injury in a USA Basketball competition, NBA players began wondering whether representing our country is worth potentially sacrificing their careers, or at least pay checks. Mark Cuban, predictably, went ape shit and called for a USA-centric tournament that would get him and his fellow owners a piece of this high-quality competitive basketball. While most of Team ...
Source: SportsGrid   Full article at: SportsGrid Aug 11 2014, 2:30pm CDT

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