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Don’t Worry, Mark Cuban Has Finally Passed His Kidney Stone

  • Dylan Murphy

The Toronto Raptors wiped the floor with the Dallas Mavericks last Friday night, easily cruising to a 95-74 win at home. The Mavs then flew to directly to Minnesota for a game the next night with the Timberwolves, which they lost 104-96 in overtime. Mark Cuban, however, didn’t quite make it back to the states for the latter half of the Mavs’ back-to-back, instead remaining in the land of publicly funded health care to deal with his kidney stone.

They’re quite painful, if you didn’t know (via WebMD):

“Kidney stones are made of salts and minerals in the urine that stick together to form small “pebbles.” They can be as small as grains of sand or as large as golf balls. They may stay in your kidneys or travel out of your body through the urinary tract.

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Kidney stones often cause no pain while they are in the kidneys, but they can cause sudden, severe pain as they travel from the kidneys to the bladder.

Call a doctor right away if you think you have kidney stones. Watch for severe pain in your side, belly, or groin or for urine that looks pink or red. You may also feel sick to your stomach (nausea) and may vomit.”

Except Cuban’s kidney stone didn’t slide through his body with ease – it apparently took five days to pass, during which time he decided to somewhat live tweet his ordeal, beginning with this cryptic tweet:

Two days later, he revealed the mystery.

We briefly thumbed through the responses and deemed this one best:

The stone finally passed on Wednesday morning, to Cuban’s delight, and we suspect it would have gone faster had his body been in balance.

[The Inquisitr]


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