On Friday night, the Dallas Mavericks began their five-game homestand on the wrong foot, falling 117-109 to the New York Knicks. It was the ‘Julius Randle’ show in Dallas; the reigning All-Star scored 44 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the Knicks’ impressive win. After the game, head coach Rick Carlisle said that Dallas needs to keep its head in the game: “We’ve just got to keep our eye on the ball,” Carlisle said.
DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks host the floundering Sacramento Kings in a Sunday evening game at American Airlines Center. After losing four of their last six, the Mavericks look to heat back up in NBA playoffs positioning crunch time with 17 regular season games left. The seventh-place Mavericks need wins to pass the Portland Trail Blazers.
NBA owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban has been an outspoken supporter of cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Cuban shared thoughts on this week's run in meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin, as well as some related sales figures from the Dallas Mavericks. What Happened: In March, the Dallas Mavericks began accepting Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) as a form of payment. Cuban tweeted that the Mavericks’ sales in Dogecoin are up over 550% in the past month. The team has sold more than $122,000 in merchandise for Dogecoin since accepting the crypto as a form of payment. To kinda quote a movie "Doge keeps going up, but our pricing at https://t.co/F0mbQjy21C stays the same". We just set a 24 hour record for Merch Sales in Doge ! 🚀🚀🚀 Put that Doge to work ! https://t.co/F0mbQjy21C https://t.co/JmZfOpkPgH — Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 16, 2021 “I do know that supply and demand is undefeated. So it will find its level,” Cuban told CNBC about the rise in the value of Dogecoin. The Mavericks hit a 24-hour record for merchandise sales in Dogecoin, Cuban shared on Twitter. “Doge keeps going up, but our pricing at dallasmavs.shop stays the same,” Cuban said. Related Link: If You Invested ,000 In Dogecoin On Jan. 1, 2021, Here’s How Much You’d Have Why It’s Important: Cuban has supported Dogecoin while also acknowledging that the cryptocurrency was meant as a joke. “If I had to choose between buying a lottery ticket and #Dogecoin...I would buy #Dogecoin,” Cuban tweeted in February. Cuban said he didn’t want to be asked about choosing Dogecoin over anything else though. The NBA owner also bought “a few dollars worth” of Dogecoin for his 11-year-old son in February. Cuban has some confidence that Dogecoin will keep going up or at least won’t fall too much, as the Mavericks plan on holding. Learn more: How To Buy Dogecoin (DOGE) Right Now “We will never sell 1 single Doge ever. So Keep buying,” Cuban tweeted. Price Action: Dogecoin hit an all-time high of $0.4377 on Friday. Dogecoin was trading at $0.303 at the time of writing. Dogecoin has a market capitalization of $39 billion, according to AssetDash.com as of the time of writing. Photo courtesy of Mark Cuban's Instagram. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaNFL Exec Matt Higgins On How Perception Of Sports Betting Has Changed In The LeagueDoge Treats: How Conagra Brands Is Using Dogecoin To Beef Up Social Media Marketing For Slim Jim© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.