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Mark Cuban Goes Off

Billionaire Bad Boy Talks Handcuffs, Urban Destruction and Getting High in Exclusive Interview

BY // 11.03.16

Mark Cuban plays by one set of rules. His own. The billionaire tech entrepreneur and investor, Shark Tank bad boy and Dallas Mavericks owner is one of Texas’ true originals. Cuban got caught DUI — Discussing Under the Influence — with PaperCity.

Cuban tells us about his love for urban destruction (at least, cinematically) and the usually under-appreciated dodo.

What profession other than your own would you like to excel in?

Basketball or musician.

Have you ever been in handcuffs?


Favorite painter?


Your hero?

My dad.

Favorite food?

Kosher hot dogs.

How high have you been?

40,000 feet on the Concorde.

Favorite bird?

The dodo.

Favorite poet?


The best meal you’ve ever had?

That would be 24 sliders at White Castle.

Most beloved expletive?

F**k it.

Most likely to be arrested for?


If there could be only one building in the world, which one would you choose?

My house.

Favorite novel?

The Fountainhead.

What you do to relax?

Shoot baskets.

Favorite drug?


Favorite word?


Profession you’d least like to do?


Favorite film and actor?

The star of any end-of-the-world flick. I love watching cities get destroyed.

Most life-altering experience?

My kids being born.

Single quality that should define a man?

His ability to find joy in his life.

The quality that should define a woman?


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