Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was ultimately glad he did not get to buy and MLB franchise as the Mavs owner wanted years ago when he intended to buy the then-struggling Chicago Cubs and the Texas Rangers.

Cuban was constantly rebuffed in his attempts, and now given the all-time low state of the game in light of the Houston Astros cheating scandal, he's glad he never quite crossed over to the diamond side of ownership.


Cuban said this in response to a 45-minute interview from ESPN's Karl Ravech with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Manfred was matter-of-factly during the interview and at no point looked bothered or upset about the state of the game or how this scandal unraveled under his very nose.

Manfred's emphasis in fact-finding and praising his investigative team came off as callous an indifferent, even after several players have spoken out in recent days, demanding punishment for those players who took part in the sign-stealing culture during the past three years.

Yet Cuban himself isn't free of grime, as Dallas Morning News beat writer Evan Grant was quick to call him out on his own mistakes.


Cuban also isn't short of scandals.

Less than two years ago, the Mavs were outed for having a misogynistic culture that was viewed as “pervasive” throughout the business side of the organization revolving around his former CEO, Terdema Ussery.

The Mavs owner was forced to pay $10 million to women’s leadership and domestic-violence organizations as punishment for the way he allowed his team to run behind closed doors.

Something about those who live in glass houses throwing stones should be said here. While the Mavs' scandal did not ruin the sport, the MLB is likely also best off without Cuban, considering they're one sexual harassment claim away from utter ridicule, considering what the Astros were forced to do after their own gaffe during the World Series.