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Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American entrepreneur. He is the owner of the NBA basketball team the Dallas Mavericks, owner of Landmark Theatres, and Chairman of the HDTV cable network HDNet. Mark Cuban was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon, in a Jewish working class family. The family's last name had been shortened from Chabenisky when his grandparents immigrated from Russia to America. Cuban's father Norton was an automobile upholsterer. Cuban's first step into the business world occurred at age 12, when he sold garbage bags to pay for a pair of expensive basketball shoes. While in school, he held a variety of jobs, including bartender, disco dancing instructor, and party promoter. He paid for college by collecting and selling stamps, and once gained about $1,100 from starting a chain letter. Rather than attending high school for his senior year, Cuban enrolled as a full time student at the University of Pittsburgh. After one year at the University of Pittsburgh, he transferred to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

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Mark Cuban -- We're NOT Firing Lamar Odom

Mark Cuban
We're NOT Firing Lamar Odom

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells TMZ ... Lamar Odom WILL rejoin the team after a brief stint down in the D-League ... claiming L.O. simply needs to get his timing back. Cuban explains,… READ MORE >

Lamar Odom -- DROPPED from the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA D-League

Lamar Odom
DROPPED from the Mavericks

Lamar Odom has been dropped from the Dallas Mavericks roster and sent down to the NBA Developmental League... in the midst of his worst season as an NBA player.  The Mavs have assigned Odom… READ MORE >

- 777 days ago
Mark Cuban -- His 'Shark Tank' Investment Is The Cat's Meow!

Mark Cuban
His 'Shark Tank' Investment Is The Cat's Meow!

Mark Cuban really does have the Midas touch -- his $25,000 investment into an online business that produces stick figure drawings of cats (yes, really) is actually proving to be a moneymaker ...… READ MORE >

- 807 days ago
Mark Cuban Files MOST BADASS Legal Doc EVER

Mark Cuban
Files MOST BADASS Legal Doc EVER

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban just dropped the ultimate "IN YOUR FACE" statement to a minority owner of the team ... who tried to take control away from Mark last year. Long story short -- the… READ MORE >

- 1031 days ago
Mark Cuban: I'll Buy The L.A. Dodgers IF ...

Mark Cuban:
I'll Buy The L.A. Dodgers IF ...

Mark Cuban tells TMZ he's STILL interested in purchasing the L.A. Dodgers ... but he's afraid the team is "such a mess," it wouldn't be worth the investment. Cuban appeared on "TMZ Live" Tuesday… READ MORE >

- 1032 days ago
Dallas Mavs -- Partying Where Bron's Mom Was Busted

Dallas Mavs
Partying Where Bron's Mom Was Busted

The Dallas Mavericks continued to stick it to the Miami Heat last night even AFTER they won the NBA Championship... partying at the same place LeBron's mom got arrested back in April. NBA Finals… READ MORE >

- 1040 days ago
Mark Cuban Sues Unknown Football League (UFL)

Mark Cuban
Sues Unknown Football League (UFL)

Mark Cuban is suing the United Football League for allegedly stiffing him on a $5 million loan -- the first big sign the minor football organization you never knew a damn thing about ... might go… READ MORE >

- 1191 days ago
Mark Cuban to LeBron: You Need 'Media Training'

Mark Cuban to LeBron:
You Need 'Media Training'

So how the hell can LeBron James recover from one of the worst PR moves in NBA history?? According to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ... dude needs "media training."Obviously, Cuban is… READ MORE >

- 1379 days ago
NBA Owner: 'Two Jets' Fueled for Free Agency Race

NBA Owner:
'Two Jets' Fueled for Free Agency Race

In just two days, NBA teams will officially get the green light to go after free agents -- like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh -- and one NBA owner claims he's already got TWO private jets… READ MORE >

- 1389 days ago
Cuban No Longer a Marked Man

Cuban
No Longer a Marked Man

Everything is back to normal for Mark Cuban -- his biggest problem is once again the floundering Dallas Mavericks bball organization.A federal judge dismissed an insider trading lawsuit against… READ MORE >

- 1736 days ago

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