Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban joins the growing number of Americans who feel like they should do something — whether symbolic or vocal — to express their disdain for President Elect Donald Trump.
Cuban wore No. 46 in tonights NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in New Orleans which featured a West squad coached by Michael Smith and an East squad coached by his ESPN partner Jemele Hill and rapper Fat Joe.
Cuban, the 57-year-old mogul has played in this game in the past, but not since 2010.
The number selection was in response to President Trump tweeting Cuban’s “not smart enough to run for president!”
Trump is President No. 45. You do the math.
In the game, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler messed around and got a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in New Orleans on Friday night, but social media impressionist Brandon Armstrong swiped MVP honors as the East thrashed the West 88-59 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Armstrong finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds and he flexed some of his famous impressions.The funniest one was the classic James Harden euro-step. Armstrong stepped and kept stepping in an exaggerated move to the basket, much to the fan’s delight.
Hill gave a shoutout to “The 313” which is the area code of her beloved hometown Detroit, Michigan.
ROSTERS FOR NBA CELEBRITY GAME
Michael Smiths West Team
Miles Brown (actor), Tom Cavanagh (actor), Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner), Baron Davis (NBA legend), Andy Grammer (recording artist), Jiang Jinfu (actor, model), Anthony Mackie (actor), Romeo Miller (actor, recording artist) Hasan Minhaj (actor, comedian), Master P (actor, recording artist), Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks), Aarn Snchez (celebrity chef).
Coaches: Michael Smith (ESPN host), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Rocsi Diaz (television personality)
Jemele Hills East Team
Brandon Armstrong (former NBA D-League player and social media star), Win Butler (musician), Nick Cannon (actor, recording artist), Rachel DeMita (NBA2K TV personality), Ansel Elgort (actor, recording artist), Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks owner), Caleb McLaughlin (actor), Peter Rosenberg (media personality), Oscar Schmidt (International Basketball legend), Lindsay Whalen (WNBA player), Jason Williams (NBA legend), Kris Wu (recording artist).
Coaches: Jemele Hill (ESPN host), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), Fat Joe (recording artist)