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Mark Cuban tells Sen. Ted Cruz to ‘have some balls for once’ in tweet

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  • A Texan Twitter feud between Republican Sen. Tex Cruz and Mark Cuban escalated Monday morning, with Cuban telling Cruz to “have some balls for once.”
  • Cuban took exception to a talk radio host who said he would be off the team’s bandwagon “the minute one player kneels during the anthem.”
  • That caught Cruz’s attention, with the senator tweeting “Really??!? NBA is telling everyone who stands for the flag, who honors our cops and our veterans, to ‘piss off’? In Texas, no less?”
  • “Have some balls for once @tedcruz,” Cuban tweeted. “Speak to me. It’s my tweet.”
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Everything is bigger in Texas, the saying goes, including the Twitter beef.

A bitter Lone Star State showdown escalated Monday morning when Mark Cuban, the entrepreneur and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, told Republican Sen. Ted Cruz to “have some balls for once.”

The spat started when Cuban dunked on a talk radio host who said he would be off the Mavs bandwagon “the minute one player kneels during the anthem,” referring to the anti-racism protest championed by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Cruz took exception to Cuban’s anthem stance, posting a cell phone screenshot of Cuban’s “bye” tweet with his own commentary.

Cuban demonstrated little patience for Cruz’s quip.

Cruz responded with a series of questions on Cuban’s views on China, with the NBA maintaining a tenuous relationship with the nation’s communist regime in an attempt to cultivate a bigger fanbase overseas. 

Back in October, a feud between the NBA and China blew up after an owner tweeted support for protesters in Hong Kong.

 

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