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Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

Posted on: March 6, 2011 8:41 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2011 8:52 pm
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and actor Charlie Sheen are reportedly in business talks. Posted by Ben Golliver. mark-cuban

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is, and always has been, a gloriously successful opportunist. Sure, he's taken flak for his pouty behavior at games and outspoken nature, but even his harshest critics would admit he's one of the NBA's leading visionaries. A natural born entreprenuer and showman, Cuban has made his fortune by being on the cutting edge of technology, keeping one eye on what's hot now and the other on what will be hot in the future. 

But it doesn't take a visionary of Cuban's stature to realize that it's a good idea to associate yourself with whoever who sets a record for fastest to 1,000,000 followers on Twitter. Over the past few weeks, actor Charlie Sheen has been in full-scale meltdown mode, going on a drug-fueled interview tour that's captured the nation's attention and made him the hottest name in social media. It should come as no surprise that Cuban is angling for a piece of that afterglow. reports that Cuban and Sheen are in early discussions for a business partnership.
Cuban confirmed Sunday evening that he's had several conversations with Sheen recently about developing programming for HDNet, the cable network Cuban owns. "You've got somebody that everybody has a whole lot of interest in who's doing some interesting things, to say the least, and we always look for interesting programming by featuring interesting people doing interesting things," Cuban said before the Mavericks' game against the Memphis Grizzlies. "I reached out and we've had some conversations, and we're going to work on doing some things." 
"We're trying to decide," Cuban said. "Right now, we're taping a lot of different things that he's doing and we'll try to figure it out. It's still not 100 percent certain. "We'll do something together, but it's not certain it will be a show. It'll come down to what he wants do and what his situation is. We'll just figure it out from there, but it's a unique opportunity, I'll say that."
Here's another example of how Cuban just gets fame and the modern media landscape. His worst-case scenario is that nothing develops and he gets his name and HDNet's name out there in a big way. His best-case scenario sees HDNet landing the most insane reality show in the history of insane reality shows which would be, in basketball terms, game-changing. 

Either way, he has nothing to lose and headlines to gain. Just another day in the charmed life for Cuban. Duh. Winning.

Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2011 9:13 am

Mark Cuban in love with Charlie Sheen

Cuban is classless.  He is one of the only people in the country who will support a drunken drug addict just to make a buck for himself. 

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2011 9:06 am

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

I think you win the award for the "least informative" post of the day.  Thank you for sharing your mindless dribble with the rest of us.

Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2011 8:40 am

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

Cuban needs to pitch the idea of a show to Tiger Woods as well. Charlie and Tiger together in HD, the possibilities are endless. Would love to sit in on the meeting when choosing names for the show...  Smack and the Half Black Man, Sex at Sober Valley, Mistresses and Goddesses, and of course Tigerblood Chuck!!! Make it happen Mark, it would be more believable than that other Reality Show you are part of... "The NBA"!!!

Since: Aug 20, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2011 7:59 am

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen is finished as a big time show celebrity. There is still a core of decency in this country.
that says guys that use public profanity and threaten to kill their wives are out.
And Charlie needs no explaination or apologies.

Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2011 7:27 am

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

Oh the haters....
First off, Mark Cuban proves that he is definitely a genius.  No downside for him in this.
Second, kudos to this blogger for the best closing statement in an article ever.  A little nod to the most recent SNL intro skit.  Duh, winning.   haha, priceless!

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2011 5:25 am

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

The article writer needs to get off of Cuban's nuts.  They guy is an idiot & someone who worships him like the writer is no better.  Cuban will learn that Sheen will quickly become overly saturated & the public will tune him out.  And Cuban, that fool.. how many times can he talk about Sheen as being "interesting"??

Since: Sep 2, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2011 1:03 am

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

I think your onto something. I think he is offering Charlie Sheen Caron Butlers expiring contract for some professional entertainers to sit in celebrity seats courtside next to Kim Kardashian and Snooki. Shame the trade deadline is past otherwise it would have been a blockbuster.

Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2011 12:56 am

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

It's obvious Cuban and his team are in desperate need of advice on WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2011 12:24 am

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

Greed is a terrible thing.  Mark Cuban, anything you do is motivated by money.  You want to milk this sorry loser for every last penny for your own good.  Why don't you shut up and wear a looser t shirt on the sidelines.  We are tired of seeing your wrinkled face and your man boobs.

Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2011 11:04 pm

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

For what?

Some of his porn stars?


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