NBA Q&A: Mark Cuban

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Do you like what's out there besides the two big fish?
Mark Cuban: Oh yeah, I think we could put together a hell of a team by getting two or three, or maybe even four of those other guys. That's part of the decision process, too. There's something to be said for having a superstar and there's something to be said for having a good complement of players.
Let's assume all the free agents on your team right now don't come back? What would be, positionally, your biggest need? Can you see a scenario in which you can get both this summer?
Mark Cuban: Point guard and center. Yeah, it just depends on what hits. If it's one of the bigger free agents. At that point we have the $2.5 million cap room and minimums available. If one of the big names don't hit, we have plenty of money to go out and get good some players.
On Shark Tank
Mark Cuban: A bunch of them are doing really, really well. It's a lot of work and a lot of time. Shooting the show is easy. It's the work that comes after you invest in them that is hard. It's the No. 1 show in all of television watched by families together. By far. We literally took Friday nights, which used to be a throwaway night. Now, it's become one of the bigger nights in television. It's been amazing. When I go places, no one wants to talk basketball. Even right after we won, it's Shark Tank, Shark Tank. Especially celebrities. It's pretty cool. I do Shark Tank because I think it's good for the country. I know that sounds over the top. It's really interesting when parents will come up to you and and they'll talk to be about how their 8-year, 9-year-old, 10-year-old, 12-year-old understands valuations now. It's kind of like, instead of setting up a lemonade stand, you watch Shark Tank. Just being part of all that, it's good for the country that people realize the American dream is alive and well.