Texas is a Red state, but Mark Cuban doesn’t care if it affects his bottom line.
Some Dallas Mavericks fans don’t like him supporting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton while continuing his feud with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
I asked Cuban about that on my NBC Sports Radio Show Tuesday and he didn’t hold back.
“You know what, when it’s all said and done, I’d rather lose every penny than have Trump as president because I care more about the future of my family, my children than I do about my pocketbook," Cuban said. "And so if it means we play to empty arenas, I’m down with that."
Cuban told me he already voted in the election cast his ballot for Clinton. He also said that the Mavericks will not be staying at any Trump hotels this season.
For fans who want him to just stay out of politics after the election, he promises he will. He acknowledged his critics on both sides of this contentious presidential election:
“Maybe I pick up some fans. Maybe I lose some fans. I don’t know," he said. "I’ve heard it from both. I’ve had people say ‘there’s no way I can support you. I can’t go to another Mavs game.’ And I’ve had people say ‘you know what? We’re buying Mavs tickets.' What I’ve heard more often than anything is, ‘are you gonna be this way once the election’s over?’ And the answer is no. You’ve known me forever Newy and I’ve been apolitical my entire adult life and only because I know Donald and I know my feelings about what he would be like as president have I gotten this involved but come November 9, it’s all Mavs all the time.”