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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.  

 

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Breaking Down How Chandler Parsons and Dirk Nowitzki Can Thrive Together

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After the Houston Rockets refused to match the three-year, $46 million offer sheet he signed with Mark Cuban in a nightclub, Chandler Parsons is the newest member of the Dallas Mavericks. Parsons wasted no time this summer in finding this new situation, and it appears the Mavericks offered Parsons something he didn't feel the Rockets were prepared to give him—a feature role (via Marc J. Spears, Yahoo Sports): We got a chance to win. Coach [Rick] Carlisle is the best coach in the NBA. It ...
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Mark Cuban-Backed Soundwave Says They’re “The Instagram of Music”…

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“Instagram for music” apps are having a moment. People keep saying ” but Instagram is the Instagram of music!“… I disagree. Soundwave is the third Instagram-style music app that’s been pitched to me in the past four months, the other two were LuckyPennie and Musx. Soundwave has actually been around for a year, but has just released a complete redesign on iOS and Android. What sets this app apart is the ability to have it automatically aggregate everything you listen to, like Last.fm does. ...
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60 seconds to glory: Sharks' advice on wowing 'Shark Tank' casters

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A shot at ABC's "Shark Tank": The chance to present your idea to Mark Cuban and the other sharks comes down to you, your idea and a casting director. And those sixty seconds tick by quickly. In light of the show's upcoming North Carolina casting call, I decided to ask our own sharks - hungry Triangle area investors such as David Gardner and Rik Vandevenne- what you need to remember in your ...
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Triangle sharks: Do this in your 60-second 'Shark Tank' pitch

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A shot at ABC's "Shark Tank": The chance to present your idea to Mark Cuban and the other sharks comes down to you, your idea and a casting director. And those sixty seconds tick by quickly. In light of the show's upcoming North Carolina casting call, I decided to ask our own sharks - hungry local investors such as David Gardner and Rik Vandevenne - what you need to remember in your 60-second pitch. David Gardner Gardner, an angel ...
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NBA Rumors: Latest on Top Free-Agent Targets and More Trade Buzz

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After LeBron James made his decision to reunite with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the dominoes began to fall around the NBA's free-agent market. While many of the league's premier stars have found new homes—and others have decided to stay put—a whirlwind of rumors involving free agents and potential trades continue to swirl around the Web. Will we see more big moves in short order? The odds look pretty good, according to some recent g ...
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Parsons headed to Mavs after Rockets don’t match

Source: Sportsnet.ca

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DALLAS — Chandler Parsons is going to the Dallas Mavericks after the Houston Rockets decided not to match the restricted free agent’s three-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million. Parsons tweeted Sunday that he had heard from the Rockets. The 6-foot-9 small forward wrote that Houston will always have a special place in his heart and that he will never forget the memories. Houston will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget the memories ...
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Parsons going to Mavs after Rockets don’t match

Source: Sportsnet.ca

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DALLAS — Chandler Parsons is going to the Dallas Mavericks after the Houston Rockets decided not to match the restricted free agent’s three-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million. Parsons tweeted Sunday that he had heard from the Rockets. The 6-foot-9 small forward wrote that Houston will always have a special place in his heart and that he will never forget the memories. Houston will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget the memories. My teammates, I love ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca Jul 13 2014, 6:38pm CDT
 

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Parsons going to Mavs after Rockets don’t match

Source: Sportsnet.ca

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DALLAS — Chandler Parsons is going to the Dallas Mavericks after the Houston Rockets decided not to match the restricted free agent’s three-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million. Parsons tweeted Sunday after he said he heard from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and owner Leslie Alexander about the team’s decision. Houston will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget the memories. My teammates, I love you, thank you. — Chandl ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca Jul 13 2014, 6:38pm CDT
 

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Parsons going to Mavs after Rockets don’t match

Source: Sportsnet.ca

Houston Rockets Introduce Dwight Howard
DALLAS — Chandler Parsons is going to the Dallas Mavericks after the Houston Rockets decided not to match the restricted free agent’s three-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million. Parsons tweeted Sunday after he said he heard from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and owner Leslie Alexander about the team’s decision. Houston will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget the memories. My teammates, I love you, thank you. — Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca Jul 13 2014, 6:38pm CDT
 

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Parsons going to Mavs after Rockets don’t match

Source: Sportsnet.ca

Houston Rockets Introduce Dwight Howard
DALLAS — Chandler Parsons is going to the Dallas Mavericks after the Houston Rockets decided not to match the restricted free agent’s three-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million. Parsons tweeted Sunday after he said he heard from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and owner Leslie Alexander about the team’s decision. Houston will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget the memories. My teammates, I love you, thank you. — Chandler Parsons (@Ch ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca Jul 13 2014, 6:38pm CDT
 

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