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Mark Cuban Has A Blunt Message For U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

A closeup of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

DALLAS, TEXAS - DECEMBER 10: Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban at American Airlines Center on December 10, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has responded to a comment by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Twitter on Monday morning.

Sunday night, Cuban responded to a comment by a local radio host, who said he'll stop watching the Mavericks the moment a player kneels for the national anthem.

Cuban responded to the radio host's comment with one word: "Bye."

Cuban then went off on the "National Anthem Police" and their constant complaining within the United States. "If you want to complain, complain to your boss and ask why they don't play the National Anthem every day before you start work," he tweeted.

Ted Cruz got wind of Cuban's comments on Monday morning and called out the NBA owner, though he did it with a screenshot instead of a reply.

Cuban was made aware of Cruz's comment on Monday morning and clapped back. "Have some balls for once," he wrote on Twitter. "Speak to me. It's my tweet."

Cruz responded shortly following Cuban's tweet. He says that he's a Rockets fan, but he'll gladly root for the Mavericks, too. Cruz admitted that Dallas has a good team this year.

"I’m a Rockets fan, but more than happy to cheer on the Mavericks (great team this year). It’s sad to see you telling so many Texans to 'piss off,'" he tweeted.

We're guessing this back-and-forth isn't going to stop anytime soon.

The NBA is set to resume its 2019-20 season later this month. Both the Mavericks and the Rockets are in solid position for the playoffs.