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Mark Cuban 'Absolutely' Open to Being Clinton's or Trump's Vice President

The "Shark Tank" investor also revealed who he thinks will win the NBA Championship

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    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he'd "absolutely" consider being Hillary Clinton's running mate if she's willing to move to the center of the political spectrum.

    In an interview with "Meet the Press" Sunday, Cuban praised Clinton for her thought-out proposals "because at least we get to see exactly where she stands." 

    "But I think Sen. Sanders has dragged her too far to the left,” Cuban said, citing her college tuition plan and "other business elements" he believes could hurt the economy. "If she’s willing to listen, if she’s willing to, you know, hear other sides of things, then I’m wide open to discussing it."

    Asked about joining a Donald Trump ticket, Cuban said "Same."

    "You know, I'm an independent. And I'm fiercely independent and think for myself. And I'd have the same conversation for Donald," Cuban said. "I think Donald has a real chance to win, and that's scary to a lot of people."

    Cuban said one of his biggest concerns is the Trump is "listening to everybody, which is fine on the surface" but "it's coming across as if he's proposing things based off the last person he talks to." 

    Clinton responded to Cuban's comments in a separate interview Sunday, saying she "appreciated his openness to it" and plans to look "far and wide" for a potential vice president.

    "I think that is the best way to find somebody who can really capture what's needed in the country, and business people have, especially successful business people who are really successful as opposed to pretend successful, I think have a lot to offer," Clinton said, apparently hitting Trump.

    The "Shark Tank" investor also revealed who he thinks will win the NBA Championship.

    Todd asked Cuban if he was picking Cleveland, Golden State or Oklahoma City, notably leaving out the Toronto Raptors.

    "You know, I'm going to take a little bit of a long shot here and go with the Thunder," Cuban said.

    "I've already eliminated the Raptors," Todd responded, though it bears noting that the interview with Cuban was taped before Toronto's win over Cleveland in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The Cavs still lead that series, 2-1.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.