- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apparently isn’t losing any sleep over the basketball fans who are annoyed by his outspoken distaste for Donald Trump.

The billionaire said he wouldn’t mind his team playing in empty arenas if it meant Mr. Trump would lose the presidency to Democratic 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,” Mr. Cuban said in an interview on NBC Sports Radio’s “The Newy Scruggs Show,” The Hill reported.

“And so if it means we play to empty arenas, I’m down with that,” he said. “Maybe I pick up some fans. Maybe I lose some fans. I don’t know. 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.’”

Mr. Cuban, who said he already cast a vote for Mrs. Clinton, said he had been “apolitical” for his entire adult life until now. He said he would go back to being “all Mavs all the time” once the election was over.

He also said the Mavericks would not stay in any Trump hotels this season, even though they have before.

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