What you can learn from Mark Cuban’s courtship of an NBA superstar – SCN Encourager

Let’s start this lesson by imagining you have a billion dollars in the bank.

moneyFeels pretty good, doesn’t it?

But imagining it is about as close as I’ll ever get.

I’ve got higher hopes for you, though.

You might get there someday – and just remember that it was me – your buddy-ol’ pal Tom who encouraged you all along the way.

Not that I’d ever come scrounging around later hoping for some help with my daughters’ weddings or anything.

It’s probably because of this fear that Cuban has blocked all of my calls.

But luckily, I still have my trusty radio, and I can “listen and learn” when people like Cuban vent over the air.

Mark CubanAs many of you know, Mark Cuban is the proud owner (very very proud owner) of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.

Just a couple of weeks ago, he thought he had secured the commitment of free agent superstar DeAndre Jordan to come to his team.

Jordan even tweeted out that he had decided to leave the L.A. Clippers and go to Dallas.

This made Mr. Shark Tank happy. (very very happy)

It was only a matter of hours before several teammates on the L.A. Clippers and Jordan’s family began lobbying DeAndre to call off the deal with Cuban and stay in L.A.


Mark Cuban got angry. (very very angry)

And there was a lot of back-and-forth in social media about this.

TwitterYesterday, a much calmer Cuban commented on the radio how he “should have” set in stone DeAndre Jordan’s commitment to come to Dallas.

His answer surprised me.

I was expected some kind of billionaire fueled full-court-press.

“If I had it to do over again,” Cuban said, “once DeAndre told me he wanted to be a Maverick, I should’ve immediately worked with him to change his social media profile. That would’ve effectively established his commitment to come here.”


A change in one’s social media profile is NOW the signal that a big decision has been made and a move is underway?


At least I won’t have to worry about my superintendent strolling into my office with a pink slip anymore.

As long as he’s not demanding that I change my social media profile, I’ll be just fine.

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