You may not know this, but Mark Cuban did not hatch the Dallas Mavericks (nor Dirk Nowitzki) from an egg and raise it to become a championship-winning organization. The Mavs were founded as an NBA expansion team in 1980 by Norm Sonju and Don Carter, the latter of whom put up the original $12 million league entry fee. Carter sold the team in 1996 for $125 million to a group that would eventually include a young Cuban.
Carter still owns a small stake in the Mavs and is involved in other ventures such as car dealerships, banks, hotels and, of course, cattle ranches. The man grew up poor but is now stinkin’ rich, and he’s a little richer today having sold his 8,100 square foot University Park mansion for $3,900,000.
A description of the place via Candysdirt:
All stone on a huge UP lot of 100 by 200 on a corner to boot with huge lap pool and putting green! There are six living areas, a bar room, wine cellar, two story formal foyer with split staircase, full theater, his & hers studies, out of this world finishes of marble, millwork, hardwoods, premium appliances, copper gutters, slate roof, an elevator, 2 car port cochere, circular drive and gardens. Four bedrooms, four full and two half baths. There is a gorgeous guest house over the 3 car garage, and a stone fence surrounds it all.
All photos via realtor.com