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Mark Cuban Opens Up On Reddit

December 26, 2012 09:00 AM by Megan Wilson

Mark Cuban, money mogul on Shark Tank and recent kidney stone conqueror, bared it all on Christmas Eve over Reddit.  The Mavericks owner decided that his Christmas presents to his fans would be to answer any question, big or small!  What did he talk about?  What did he have to say about Christmas?  Read below to find out after the jump!

Mark Cuban took us all through his battle with a kidney stone a few weeks ago, and came out no worse for wear.  However, he did decide to have an open question session with fans via Reddit.  Fans asked him questions from a myriad of subjects.  Here are just a few:

Q: On Shark Tank, how many of the deals get modified or cancelled after the cameras stop rolling? Also, have you ever decided to make a deal with someone after the cameras stop?

Cuban: we get the chance to do due diligence after the show. As a result you uncover things that were not brought up in the show , so its not unusual for a deal to fall through in the DD phase. I have had things like people who never paid their taxes, people who lied on the show, people who didnt think that if they spent money on their personal credit cards it should be considered an expense., you name it.
There is so much pressure on the entrepeneur during the show that sometimes they say what they think we want to hear rather than the truth. The DD helps us seperate the two.

Q: Hey Mark, how close did you come to buying the Cubs?

Cuban: not close at all. When I couldnt get the owner of the Cubs to sit in a room with me that pretty much told me it wasnt going to happen. I never made a final formal bid.

Q: How’s your relationship with Skip Bayless?

Cuban: who ?

Q: I hate to be so straight forward, but what does a billionaire buy his kids for Christmas?

Cuban: the same junk that everyone else buys.

And my personal favorite:

Q: Have you ever “made it rain”?

Cuban: no. thats dumb sh*t that people with real money dont do.

Cuban answered questions for quite awhile, and the fans were thankful for it!  It’s always nice when celebrities offer to interact directly with fans.  What do you think of his answers?

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5 Responses to “Mark Cuban Opens Up On Reddit”

  1. auto devis Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Some people know so much some so little

  2. Rick Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Megan, C’MON!!! You copied the Deadspin article question for question, in exact order? Without credit? You could of at least changed the order, or gosh forbid, GO TO REDDIT and pick out your own questions.. I’m going to forward my resume to your boss to request a position on staff. I do not have any writing history. but truthfully, I ,or my 15 year old daughter could do better than this.

  3. kevin Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    what does “let it rain” man ? is it like throwing money up in the air or what maybe sue some one into bankruptcy .

  4. Steve Wayne Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 11:05 am


    That was very cool of you to answer questions….. Have loved the Mav’s for so many years. Miss Dirk. Shark Tank is awesome when you guys get a total a-hole stammering……

    Good Luck & God Bless

  5. Debbi Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Okay – I know I’m so greatful to get Mr. C to open up after his painful kidney stone experience. I hope he didn’t have to go through the horrible surgery my spouse had last year and over a weeks stay in the hospital, but then my dear husband of 40 years is as giving as Mr. C – and give his input on the “Shark Tank” television show where he is one of the main people that can make some poor schmuck feel like crap for even trying to make it with a ridiculous invention. I hope Mr. C had a wonderful Christmas and received something just as wonderful – getting the answers to a reality check after his misfortunate kidney stone episode, and consider the real people who struggle everyday because of the crumby economy we’re in and couldn’t come up with the funds to present an idea to the wonder Mr. C on the cool Shark Tank show to maybe make it a little big in this crazy world of Rich, Super Rich and the Ultimate Rich who are usually souls that when faced wtih the truth of our existence will not have the millions to change fate. Merry Christmas Mr. C and Happy New Year in 2013…hope all goes well for you and your family.


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