The sudden and shocking death of music legend Prince struck a chord with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who said he literally grew up on the singer's music.
"I literally was upset," Cuban said. "Life goes on, but it hit me hard. He’s someone you grow up with. That was my entire life. Prince, Prince, Prince, Prince. Prince jamming all the time just growing up with him, so that was tough. Really tough."
Cuban went to many Prince concerts, including one in Dallas, and now regrets not introducing himself to him.
"I almost met him," Cuban said. “Not at this concert, but I was at something. Now I regret it. We were at some event and he was there and he was standing over there and I was like, ‘I should go over there.’ I mean, I love this guy, but I just didn’t want to annoy him. I’m like, ‘He’s not going to know who I am.’ And so I just didn’t do it, and I wish I had. It’s just shocking. Just shocking."
Cuban tried to pay his respects by instructing the employees at the American Airlines Center to play nothing but Prince music before Thursday's playoff game against the Thunder.
"I was out there shooting today (before the game) and I said, 'You’ve got to put on Prince’," Cuban said. "I told them you’ve got to play Prince pre-game. That’s all I want to hear. So I was out there shooting to Prince and it was just unbelievable."