Ted Cruz Dunks On Mark Cuban In Twitter One-on-One

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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.

I’ll wait.”

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.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. Hey Gary,
    Good stuff…very interesting that Cuban and Davis would get into it. NBA vs. NFL (can see a cartoon a la “spy vs. spy” from back in the day. Wiki: Spy vs. Spy is a wordless comic strip published in Mad magazine.) You’re right that Cuban didn’t look too good in the final analysis, and even by suggesting Cruz call him. Why…to discuss the matter? LMAO…neither is budging off their position.

  2. Somebody help me out because I’ve long believed that any NBA player/owner/media type would use the excuse Cuban used when responding to Ted Cruz: that they are more concerned with the issues in America than they are in the issues of a foreign government. I am fine if some players and owners truly believe that, but I wonder if there are players that really do care about equality around the globe then why can’t they put Free Hong Kong on the back of their jerseys. How should one respond to these hypocrites when they respond as Cuban did, about caring more about America’s issues than foreign ones. Not defending him at all, just curious what the response would/should be. Because I’ve long suspected that would be their out/excuse.

    • I don’t think the NBA players or owners care too much about what is going on in China, they care about their bottom lines. It is easy to lob grenades at the best country in the world because that doesn’t risk any money and American’s are free to speak their minds. Attacking America, however, does China’s bidding because they want us distracted so they can take over the world. The NBA supports communist dictatorships and BLM is a communist organization but so many people can’t see that.

      • They are all waiting for the Steve Kerr research paper on this issue before opining. Whether China is a totalitarian gangster government lining the pockets of the NBA is a complex issue.

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