Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and owner of HDNet, spoke out on Sunday and announced the he’s “in talks” to work with Charlie Sheen.
Mark told ESPN on Sunday that he’s discussed developing programming for HDNet with Charlie.
“You’ve got somebody that everybody has a whole lot of interest in who’s doing some interesting things, to say the least, and we always look for interesting programming by featuring interesting people doing interesting things,” he explained. “I reached out and we’ve had some conversations, and we’re going to work on doing some things.”
So what kind of program would they create?
“We’re trying to decide,” Mark said. “Right now, we’re taping a lot of different things that he’s doing and we’ll try to figure it out. It’s still not 100 percent certain.
“We’ll do something together, but it’s not certain it will be a show,” he added. “It’ll come down to what he wants do and what his situation is. We’ll just figure it out from there, but it’s a unique opportunity, I’ll say that.”
Charlie hosted a UStream.tv show on Saturday night and Mark thinks he shows good potential.
“Everybody wants to critique a Web show that got put together in a few hours,” he explained. “That’s not the point. It gave him a chance to be himself and have some fun.”
“The thing I like the most about Charlie is that he just loves to mess with the media,” Mark added. “You guys fall hook, line and sinker.”