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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. 

ESPNDallas.com 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.
Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen is a really heavy enlightened guy.....just ask him.



Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

Charlie is a Giants fan.
That's good enough for me.



Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

Just two words for ya "Who Cares"



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

 "I reached out and we've had some conversations, and we're going to work on doing some things." 

That's a general statement if I've ever heard one.



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2011 9:30 pm
 

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

Well Cuban has all the money so he might as well pay Charlie Sheen for a show.  I'm sure he would make some money off of it.  However...wonder if Sheen would want $5 million a episode since it is Cuban instead of CBS



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

winning...



Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

Why do 2/3 of the 9_11 Commission say that MUCH evidence was left out of their findings?
Why wasn't there a proper investigation into the whole thing?
Why were foreign nationals spirited out of the country when no other planes were allowed to fly?
What became of Donald Rumsfeld's admission the day before that the Pentagon could not account for 2.5 TRILLION dollars in a recent audit?
Why did a missile hit the exact part of the Pentagon that housed the information on that audit?
Why was the largest crime scene in the land picked up like debris after a hurricane and taken away as fast as possible?
Why was there thermite found in the wreckage?
How did all 3 buildings fall into their own footprint, even Bldg. 7, which was hardly damaged, and certainly not structurally.

Nay sir, I submit that it is YOU who are the complete tool.........
Open your d**n eyes and see what the h**ll is going on around you.......

Tool............



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

i agree packsoldier, i will never forget that stupid commercial sheen made asking obama to launch an investigation into what really happened on 9/11, what an arrogant jacka$$, i wish someone would fly a plane up his a$$ then he could launch his own investigation into who was responsible, freaking tool




Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2011 4:36 pm
 

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.

There is a ton of downside. Investing in the production of a show for a guy that could be dead or in jail at any time is a huge risk. I think the bigger issue, though is whether Charlie got to a million followers on Twitter because we were fascinated by the meltdown or genuinely interested in Charlie. I think it's the former. And there is no guarantee that people will tune in weekly for a train wreck. The guy hasn't proven himself just to be an addict living a rock-star life, he's shown that he is a truly bad person. Ratings might be high for a few weeks, but the guy is a shallow idiot whose off-camera dialogue is shocking but incredibly repetitive - he really doesn't have many ideas. America would burn out on him quickly.



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Report: Mark Cuban in talks with Charlie Sheen

why is everyone on these guys I mean there just trying to make money what is the big deal, does it affect anyone at all?


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