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Neighbor Mark Cuban has been thinking about something for 20 years.

He wants the NBA to have its own World Cup.

This is an idea he’s shared for decades, including with the former NBA commissioner David Stern and current commissioner Adam Silver. And most recently, the Dallas Mavericks owner shared it on Carmelo Anthony’s podcast, “What’s in Your Glass? with Carmelo Anthony.”

“We’re sending our best stars to the Olympics,” Cuban said. “Guys don’t get hurt a lot but they do get warned down, especially after this year. All it does is it makes the International Olympic Committee billions of dollars. That money should be going to you and us. Literally, if we did our own World Cup, could we get billions of dollars? Yeah, after a few years.”

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