Mark Cuban And Ted Cruz Fight On Twitter After Cruz Tries To Slam NBA Ratings
Mark Cuban and Ted Cruz do not like each other, which is not exactly surprising. I mean, does anyone really like Ted Cruz? I have to imagine even his family doesn’t like him.
Cruz went on his Twitter account recently and tweeted out a headline from Sean Hannity’s website that read, “NBA Finals Game 3 ‘Least Watched in Recorded Ratings History.”
And of course, Cruz had to add his own comment, “Not surprising. Personally speaking, this is the first time in years that I haven’t watched a single game in the NBA Finals. #GoWokeGoBroke.”
Cuban responded to the comment by tweeting, “A US Senator with 3 @NBA teams in his state, employing thousands of people and he is rooting for their businesses to do poorly. This is who you are @tedcruz. Every minute of your life, this is exactly who you are.”
That’s when the battle began. Ted responded:
“I love @HoustonRockets & have rooted for them my entire life. I happily cheer for the Spurs & Mavericks against any non-TX team. But @mcuban the NBA is engaged in a concerted effort to (1) insult their fans & (2) turn every game into a left-wing political lecture. That’s dumb.”
And then Cuban hit right back:
“You are so full of sh*t. You haven’t watched a game of the finals, how would you know what is being said or done? Since when is a desire to end racism an insult to anyone or political? And you don’t think using #GetWokeGoBroke is a partisan insult? Again, this is who you are.“
Cruz tweeted out some nonsense about Cuban being in bed with China, to which Cuban responded:
“Shame on me for putting American Civil Rights and Justice, creating jobs, growing our economy and healthcare reform over twitter proclamations.”
By the way, according to Deadline, the decline in ratings hasn’t been quite as dramatic as Cruz wants to make it seem…
The metered-markets average of 10.1 through three games is down from 12.6 last year, though in terms of total viewers, the drop is 25%. The Toronto Raptors-Golden State Warriors matchup in June 2019 averaged 18 million viewers, compared with 13.4 million for the Lakers and Heat. The Lakers lead the series 2-1.