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Mark Cuban would consider being Hillary Clinton's VP if asked

By The Sports Xchange
Mark Cuban would consider being Hillary Clinton's VP if asked
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban speaks to the media before the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on October 29, 2015. Photo by Lori Shepler/UPI | License Photo

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he would "absolutely" consider being Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's running mate if asked in her likely fight against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

In an excerpt of an interview that will air on Sunday's "Meet the Press" with NBC anchor Chuck Todd, Cuban was asked if he would listen if the Clinton campaign came to him offering the vice presidency.

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"Absolutely," Cuban said. "The key would be, she'd have to go more to the center.

"If she's willing to listen, if she's willing to, you know, hear other sides of things, then I'm wide open to discussing it," Cuban said.

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Cuban said in the excerpt that Clinton is drifting left of center during her Democratic presidential primary fight with Sen. Bernie Sanders.

"I think Sen. Sanders has dragged her a little too far to the left," Cuban said. "Things like college tuition and really other business elements that I think could hurt the economy."

Cuban's comments come one week after he reportedly was contacted by an anti-Trump group to run as a third-party candidate in this year's presidential election.

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Cuban told The Washington Post that a group of conservative politicians approached him to run in an attempt to block Trump.

"I don't see it happening," the 57-year-old Cuban wrote in an email to the newspaper last Saturday.

Cuban became the Mavericks' majority owner in 2000. The Mavs won their only NBA championship in 2011 and have missed the playoffs only twice in 17 seasons since Cuban bought the team.

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