NBA owner Mark Cuban praises Trump: He ‘changed the game… best thing to happen to politics’

cuban-trump2A mutual admiration society is breaking out between unreticent Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.

Cuban, no shrinking violet himself, took to his social media app Cyber Dust to suggest that Trump is “probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long long time,” saying the business magnate “changed the game,” according to Business Insider.

“I don’t care what his actual positions are,” Cuban wrote. “I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what’s on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers.”

The flamboyant businessman and co-host of ABC’s popular “Shark Tank” entrepreneur show added that “this is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”

Perhaps tipping his hand on his own future aspirations, Cuban said Trump has changed the dynamics of who can run for president.

“Up until Trump announced his candidacy the conventional wisdom was that you had to be a professional politician in order to run,” Cuban said. “You had to have a background that was politically scrubbed.”

“In other words, smart people who didn’t live perfect lives could never run,” he continued. “Smart people who didn’t want their families put under the media spotlight wouldn’t run. The Donald is changing all of that. He has changed the game and for that he deserves a lot of credit.

“Now, maybe we will accept candidates warts and all and look at what they can do rather than what headlines they create.”

It didn’t take the candidate long to return the favor, taking to social media to say thank you.

Here’s Trumps response, plus a sampling of comments from Twitter, including a recommendation or two of a Trump/Cuban ticket in 2016:


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