After the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Finals against the incredibly overrated Miami Heat, the wave of public opinion went from neutral to positive for Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. The divisive millionaire (is it billionaire?) was seen as a kindred spirit who paid for the victory parade during a tough economic time in our country's history.â†µ
It's not a surprise, then, that Los Angeles Dodgers fans and media pundits alike are pining for Cuban to step into an ownership role in Major League Baseball. While Cuban has expressed interest in owning a baseball team the past (see his failed attempts to purchase the Texas Rangers or the Chicago Cubs), he might not be interested in this particular quagmire.
With the news that the Phoenix Coyotes are no longer of interest to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer, I'm honestly expecting to read a dreamy piece by some Bleacher Report contributor on the logic that Cuban should make a play for the waffling NHL franchise.â†µ
Not that I don't think Mark Cuban would give his best effort as the owner of the Yotes, but the substantial amount of postulation and speculation that occurs on sports blogs these days (yes, including SB Nation) rivals that of hedge fund managers, Goldman Sachs and the United States Congress combined.â†µ
Mark Cuban will only step forward to own a franchise that fits his lifestyle. Neither the Dodgers nor the Coyotes offer the Cuban the comfort level of the Mavericks, where he is revered and has a friendly rivalry with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Why should Mark Cuban spread himself too thin? Why complicate what has to be the single biggest dream job in the history of the United States?