Mark Cuban Not a Fan of China’s Human Rights Policies, But ‘OK Doing Business With’ the People’s Republic

The ‘Shark Tank’ investor and Dallas Mavericks owner’s remarks on Megyn Kelly’s podcast have got people talking. Mission accomplished.

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Like many public figures who identify as libertarian-leaning or ostensibly politically independent, Shark Tank investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban often walks a fine line between nuance and contrarianism. Take his recent New York Times Magazine interview with David Marchese, in which he reconciles his social-justice awakening with a mercenary eye on the bottom line.

That same duality was on display during his appearance this week on The Megyn Kelly Show podcast. Kelly dug deep into Cuban’s position on China, which enacted a yearlong ban on broadcasting NBA games that lifted just in time for the concluding two games of this year’s finals between the L.A. Lakers and Miami Heat. 

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