Texas Senator Ted Cruz decided to fire back at Mark Cuban for a tweet that defended his Dallas Maverick players for kneeling during the National Anthem.
Cruz would quote Cuban’s tweet with a comment that not only didn’t @ Cuban, but was shared to his personal audience. Mark Cuban hurled back comments of his own:
Whether you disagree with Mark Cuban’s initial remarks or not, you have to commend his expectations to defend his point of view face to face. Cuban, however, made a major mistake diving in the mud with one of Twitter’s most fierce users. Cruz lived up to that hype just 27 minutes later…
Speaking of balls, tell us what you think about China.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 20, 2020
I’ll wait. https://t.co/s68JYk9MLR
“Speaking of balls, tell us what you think about China.
Oof. Some will say Cruz failed to stay on topic with Cuban’s gripe, but Mark Cuban has been backed into a corner. NBA owners have proven a willingness to punt on human rights overseas for billion dollar TV deals, so Cruz’s remarks put the nail in the coffin.
To be honest, we should expect this Twitter feud to end here as Cuban lacked any awareness of the dirt Ted Cruz or any other thinking Americans had. The fact of the matter is that NBA owners have no right to comment on any human right debates after they sprayed cologne on a turd in China. The NBA cares about money, not Black Lives Matter or saving the lives of slaves they have working in China. They care on Twitter where nothing gets done.
Mark Cuban made a foolish mistake of getting into a conversation headed where we all knew it would. Don’t expect Cuban to get off the mat until NBA puppetmaster Adam Silver can get a hold of him and assure the NBA their dance with China at next year’s prom lives on.