A Bigger Screen for Mark Cuban

The bad-boy owner of the Dallas Mavericks bets you'll want high-definition TV, and he usually wins his bets

It's three hours before a Dallas Mavericks home basketball game, and team owner Mark Cuban is sitting with his bare feet on the coffee table, surfing satellite-TV offerings on five huge screens in his courtside suite at the American Airlines Center. Clicking on Channel 199, he pauses to watch a bikini-clad woman conducting a tour of an Egyptian temple. The picture is startling not because of the bikini but because everything seems so real--as if the woman and the temple were somehow just outside the window. "It's like being there, isn't it?" asks Cuban, with something like pride of ownership in...

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