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Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban ‘Considering' a Bid for President

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he is considering making a bid for president of the United States.

The billionaire investor and entrepreneur appeared on the podcast "Viewpoint with Bakari Sellers," and was asked if he is thinking about running.

"Considering? Yes. Ready to commit to it? No," Cuban told Sellers, a former South Carolina state representative.

Cuban also told CNBC's "Fast Money" on Tuesday that he's "actively considering" a run for the presidency, but he said there's a 90 percent chance he won't run, citing his wife's displeasure with the idea.

"Based off what's happening in the White House, based off what's happening in the country and the world, we need better leadership. And I think I could do a better job," Cuban told CNBC. "But there's a lot more to it than just thinking you can do a better job and so, I'm not ready to make the commitment."

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he is considering making a bid for president of the United States.

The Mavs' owner has been outspoken about his political beliefs, which he told Sellers are "independent all the way through."

"I try to look at every situation differently. I try to be objective. I try to be informed. And if I'm informed, hopefully I can come to a conclusion that I believe in an am willing to back and do something about," Cuban said on "Viewpoint."

LISTEN: Hear the full podcast, "Viewpoint with Bakari Sellers," by clicking here.

Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, professor and chair of political science at the University of North Texas, says if Cuban indeed decides to run against Trump it would be "a campaign like we've never seen before."

"What he's saying there is he would run on policy, which sounds great. This is tricky, because most voters don't vote on policy. They vote on emotion, they vote party, so what he's projecting is something more that would be even more revolutionary than Donald Trump," Eshbaugh-Soha said. "He would need a coalition that would transcend parties. He would really have to motivate the American people to be engaged with solving policy problems."

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban hasn’t been shy about his support for Hillary Clinton and distaste for Donald Trump. Cuban sounded off Tuesday with NBC 5’s Newy Scruggs on Newy’s NBC Sports Radio show.

Eshbaugh-Soha said a challenge for Cuban would be attracting moderate Republicans further away from Trump

"He might be able to able to do it. It would be difficult, [but] I hope he tries," Eshbaugh-Soha said.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said it's up to his players as to how they want to respond to the president's comments on athletes protesting during the national anthem.

During the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Cuban was harsh in his criticism of then-Republican nominee Donald Trump, issuing a pledge of $10 million to a charity of Trump's choice in exchange for a four-hour sit-down interview on his policies. Trump did not take him up on the offer.

Cuban told NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs, on his NBC Sports Radio show, that he voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and that the Mavs wouldn't stay at Trump hotels while traveling.

Recently, Cuban has donated use of the Mavs' team plane to ferry relief supplies to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, home of Mavs player JJ Barea.

NBC 5's Kevin Cokely contributed to this report.

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