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Cuban Talks Trash At Intel Extreme Masters, Drops $30K of F-Bombs For Charity ( 53

MojoKid writes: Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban isn't known for holding his tongue, even when their are fines involved. If you thought that might change in the eSports arena, you'd be mistaken. The billionaire trash talker dropped a couple of f-bombs at the Intel Extreme Masters tournament in San Jose this past weekend, and he'll have to pay tens of thousands of dollars for doing so. Not that he minds. In fact, after being informed on stage during a post-match interview that he was was being fined $15,000 for dropping an f-bomb, and that the funds would go to charity, he promptly asked if he'd be hit with another one if he did it again. His intentional outburst meant that he'd be on the hook for $30,000, all of which will go to the Cybersmile Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides expert help and advice for cyberbullying victims and their families. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich also squared off on opposing teams in a game of League of Legends.
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Cuban Talks Trash At Intel Extreme Masters, Drops $30K of F-Bombs For Charity

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  • by ishmaelflood ( 643277 ) on Monday November 23, 2015 @10:16PM (#50990861)


    • by Anonymous Coward

      The new Slashdot wants to be TMZ.

    • by Kunedog ( 1033226 ) on Monday November 23, 2015 @11:10PM (#50991215)
      It's worse than inane. From what I can see, Cybersmile peddles the anti-gamer "abuse and harrassment" narrative and supports an end to online anonymity. They were also one of the orgs lined up for the $300M Intel forked out in PR protection money a while back. Hopefully Cybersmile's not actually run by known harrassers and doxxers like Crash Override and the Online Abuse Prevention Initiative, which were also (both) embarrassingly promoted by Slashdot.

      I can't blame Cuban for falling for this, since he was just told "It's for charity" rather than for propaganda and activism.
    • It is also inane to call an organization that advises social media users a "charity". They really couldn't find a more worthy cause? A million children will die of malaria this year, and they are giving money to a group that informs people that they can avoid on-line abuse by closing their browser tab.

  • Even when _there_ are fines involved. I'm not one to correct grammar in comments, but it would be nice to fix the summary.

    • by KGIII ( 973947 )

      Entirely off-topic but I just re-watched Revolution OS [] (link for those who are new and/or unaware of it). It had popped up in the recommended videos as the next one that it would play and I'd not seen it for a number of years so I figured I'd let it play through. It is amusing with how much things change and stay the same - like the lyrics to the linked song.

      With all the pressing issues, well, we get this. Throw us a fish to fight over so that we're distracted from more important things. For everything that

  • Oh, OK. They were using ADE651s.

  • Mark Cuban needs to drop a few hundred Gs on Unicef, and Cybersmile needs to go fuck it's pretentious agenda.

    And Slashdot, shame on you most of all. News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.
  • What? (Score:4, Funny)

    by alantus ( 882150 ) on Tuesday November 24, 2015 @02:16AM (#50991899)

    What the fuck is an f-bomb???

    • It's what happens when there's a build up gases from fracking.

  • for normalizing relations with Castro's dictatorship, You'd think they'd be a little more polite.

    Oh, wait... never mind.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    So essentialy he bought his name on the frontpage of Slashdot for 30.000 USD. Why is this news?

    • by GuB-42 ( 2483988 )

      Because it is fucking smart maketing.

      • Because it is fucking smart maketing.

        "Hi, my name is Mark Cuban. I'm an arrogant asshole who sponsors an organization that teaches you how to avoid abuse by acting like an arrogant asshole spewing vulgarities."

        That's pretty much the gist of this. Oddly enough, this won't make me open my wallet any more than the average person, so I fail to see how this is "fucking smart marketing".

        And it's hardly even relevant for Slashdot content, so it pretty much means fuck-all to us here, validating the parents point.

  • by gavron ( 1300111 ) on Tuesday November 24, 2015 @07:05AM (#50992651)

    Mark Cuban once started off rich. Then he invested in RealPlayer and ended up super rich.
    Good for him - that's what how the Land of Opportunity is supposed to be. You start out
    with loads of money, and make even more from that. Awesome.

    Lately though, he's been involved in failure. HDnet (anyone remember that?), the Dallas
    Mavericks (anyone remember them), etc.

    To be known for being foul-mouthed and poor-sportsmanship is not a golden chalice of

    If Mr. Cuban wanted to contribute to charity he could easily do so -- and a lot more than
    a measly $30K -- without resorting to foul-mouthed expressions.

    He's a kid who never grew up, and there's nothing Peter Pan or cutesy about it.

    Tucson AZ

  • I think I just found my new favorite way to raise money for charity.
  • What sort of cunt uses the term f-bomb?

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