Mark Cuban: Love him or hate him…

November 17, 2008

We’re guessing a lot of you — unless you’re Dallas Mavericks fans — are visiting today for the first time. I know I am.

It’s there that you can find Mark Cuban’s response to insider trading charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. (In case you need a refresher, Cuban is the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, who also owns HDNet, Landmark Theaters and some digital businesses)

After reading his response, it’s worth taking a minute to check out the comments posted below the post. There were 152 at last check, including one from somebody who went with the handle “Martha Stewart” (Remember, she had her own troubles with the law)

You’ll find that many of the comments are supportive. Some wish Cuban luck. Some offer him advice. Some bash the SEC, like Derek, who writes, “Could this be a case of the SEC trying to get better PR by showing the American public that it really does try to regulate stock exchange? Cause you wouldn’t have known it based on the last six months.”

There are, of course, some who come down hard on Cuban, a view concisely summed up by Nathan, who wrote, “Just for the record: I’m rooting against you” or Frank, who wrote, “Cubes, you screwed up the Mavs already, why are you trying to do the same to your life?”

While you’re on the site, you may want to check out Cuban’s last post before the SEC charges. Believe it or not, the post is called “I Hate to Lose.”

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