I first became a supporter of the Dallas Mavericks a few seasons ago, right before they won the NBA Championship in in 2011. That’s why it gives me great pleasure to share with you billionaire Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has joined the Advisory board of Athlete Ally, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports.
“It’s a new world. Everyone should know that they can be themselves in sports. Leagues like the NBA, their teams and players have a great opportunity to set an example and spread a message to people who are either LGBT or straight that our culture should be celebrated for diversity and individual authenticity,” said Cuban.
Founder and Executive Director of Athlete Ally, Hudson Taylor, shared his excitement about Cuban’s addition to the Board. ”Mark Cuban is known for fearlessly speaking his mind on this issue, and his vision and role with Athlete Ally go even deeper than that. As an advisory board member, Mark is helping to shape the course and impact of our organization. We’re grateful for Mark’s support and excited to learn from him.”
If you want to read the complete press release from Athlete Ally, click here.
Here’s to your next season Mavericks!