Dallas Mavericks: Mark Cuban hopes Donald Trump’s remarks lead to a unique opportunity

President Donald Trump irked a decent portion of the NBA this morning when he withdrew a White House invitation from Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, expressing disapproval in the hesitation shown by the All-Star point guard. 

Curry has previously expressed disdain for the president before, saying he was an asset “if you remove the ‘et’ from asset.”

Plenty of prominent NBA players commented on the situation, from Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James to Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul and others.

Mark Cuban has long been in opposition of Trump but the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks stands by Trump’s right as an American.

“The president has the right of every citizen to say what he thinks, and so does everyone else in this country,” Cuban told The Dallas Morning News in an email. “I’m a fan of people speaking their mind. And I’m not against people disagreeing. But what I’m hoping is that this will be seen as an opportunity by the president to bring in Steph, LeBron, Adam [Silver], myself and other sports figures to discuss how we can find common ground and learn from each other.”

Cuban also thinks this situation has the potential to bring some good.

“This can be an inflection point that leads to something positive,” Cuban said. “Let’s hope the president can find a way to head in this direction.”

However, regardless of whether or not Trump decides to make an effort, Cuban thinks the NBA along with the NFL can take action to make progress.

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