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Not sure whether this belongs in NBA, Politics, or Team Thread but...

Mark Cuban told The Washington Post that a group of conservative politicians have asked him to run as a third-party candidate in this year's presidential election.

The band of Republican politicians, according to the Post, is attempting to block presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and believes that Cuban, the outspoken billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, would resonate with voters.

Although he said he would "put [Trump] in his place," Cuban told the Post that he does not anticipate running for president this year, saying "there isn't enough time."

"I don't see it happening," Cuban wrote in an email to the newspaper.

Cuban declined to identify the anti-Trump Republicans to the Post, although he did reveal that the conservative group told him that he could challenge Trump because of his "bluster and volume, combined with substance and the ability to connect with voters on a more personal basis."

"[Trump] could come after me all he wanted, and he knows I would put him in his place," Cuban said. "All that said, again, I don't see it happening. There isn't enough time."

Cuban, 57, became the Mavericks' majority owner in 2000 and helped revive the franchise into a perennial playoff team. The Mavericks won their only NBA championship in 2011 and have missed the playoffs only twice in 17 seasons since Cuban bought the team.
http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story/_/id/15549168/mark-cuban-dallas-mavericks-owner-says-was-asked-run-alternative-conservative-candidate-donald-trump
 

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He should have gone for the GOP nomination, but it is definitely too late to seriously challenge from a third party. He is Donald Trump with more charisma and less baggage. Any sort of effort he put into a campaign now would just be assuring a Clinton presidency.
 

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I mean, he can't be worse than Donald or Hillary, but it's definitely too late to make a real run at things.
 

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He should have gone for the GOP nomination, but it is definitely too late to seriously challenge from a third party. He is Donald Trump with more charisma and less baggage. Any sort of effort he put into a campaign now would just be assuring a Clinton presidency.
Does he speak in simple platitudes that appeal to the willfully ignorant like Trump?
 

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The fact that we are even considering this is kinda crazy. If you had asked me two years ago I'd have near died laughing and now I'm like, "well we have to consider all our options".
 
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