Mark Cuban Livid at Draymond Green’s ‘Owner’ Comments

Thomas Lott Omnisport, Sporting News, November 3, 2017

Mark Cuban pulled no punches in his statement on Draymond Green’s “owner” comments.

After Texans owner Bob McNair’s comments at an owner’s meeting came out last week, Green suggested in an Instagram post that the term “owners” should not be used any more with teams. He said that they should change the term to chairman because, “To be owned by someone just sets a bad precedent to start.”

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“For him to try to turn it into something it’s not is wrong,” Cuban told ESPN. “He owes the NBA an apology. I think he does, because to try to create some connotation that owning equity in a company that you busted your ass for is the equivalent of ownership in terms of people, that’s just wrong. {snip}

“We own equity; we don’t own people. And there’s a big difference. This is a country where we have corporations, and you put up your money and buy equity. {snip}

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“Draymond can trash-talk on the court, but when he comes into our world, it doesn’t fly. … I guess it’s because he went to Michigan State and didn’t take any business classes, but you own equity. When you own a team, you own equity, shares of stock. That’s called ownership,” he said. “Tell him if he wants to take classes at Indiana’s business school, I’ll even pay for his classes and we’ll help him learn that stuff.”

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