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    3 Nov 2016

    Cuban: 'I’d rather lose every penny than have Trump as president'

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said on Wednesday that he is more concerned about the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency than he is at the prospect of his team losing fans over his support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
    “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," he said in an interview on NBC Sports Radio’s “The Newy Scruggs Show.” "And if it means we play to empty arenas, I’m down with that."
    “Maybe I pick up some fans. Maybe I lose some fans. I don’t know," he continued. "I’ve heard it from both. I’ve had people say, ‘There’s no way I can support you. I won’t go to another Mavs game.’ And I’ve had people say, ‘You know what? We’re buying Mavs tickets.' "
    Cuban added that his team will not be staying at any Trump hotels while traveling this season.
    The billionaire said that he is known for being “apolitical” and will go back to being that way after the presidential election, saying that the possibility of a Trump presidency forced him to speak out.
    But early in the campaign, Cuban appeared to support the real estate mogul, having called him the “probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long, long time” and suggesting that he was willing to be the Republican nominee's running mate.
    It wasn’t until late July of this year that Cuban threw his support behind Clinton.

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