Recently, the fine folks over at Forbes released a list of estimated values of NBA teams and the Dallas Mavericks came in at about 765 million dollars.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban felt that the team was undervalued according to the Dallas Morning News and it appears that Cuban would sell his beloved franchise for the right price:
“They’re way too low,” he said.
So if somebody showed up with $765 million in his pocket and wanted the team he’s owned since 2000, what would Cuban do?
“I’d laugh at them,” he said. “I think we’re worth well over a billion. I think within the next five years, and this is just a guess, if the economy continues to get a little better and sports still stays in demand, every NBA franchise will be worth at least a billion dollars.”
Cuban was asked what it would take to get his attention for the team that Forbes values as the eighth-priciest in the NBA.
“Everything’s for sale, but it’s going to take 100 trillion dollars,” Cuban said.
I have a feeling that Cuban isn’t going to be a 100 trillion dollar offer anytime soon.
Cuban image courtesy of Getty Images