Los Angeles Dodgers owner and chairman Frank McCourt is close to securing a bankruptcy settlement with MLB that will allow the Dodgers to be sold. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Mark Cuban displayed interest in buying the Dodgers months ago and could be a factor moving forward.
Cuban reportedly offered to buy the Dodgers several months ago but was deterred by McCourt's asking price of over $1 billion. Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, has a passionate interest in sports and is constantly looking to extend his sports ventures further. The $1 billion price tag, however, kept Cuban at bay at the time.
Now that the Dodgers may be sold, Cuban could once again become the franchise's new owner. In Cuban's words, "At the right price, I'm interested."
A settlement with MLB would give McCourt some control over the sale of the Dodgers. The sale would likely include Dodgers Stadium and the parking lots around the venue.