I see Mark Cuban is breaking out his latest recruiting tool.
With the recent deaths of Daryl Dawkins and Moses Malone, Mark Cuban is doing his part to give back to NBA players, especially his.
Every former Mavericks player can receive a free heart exam, on the team the Mavericks’ announced.
“We have had several tragedies in the NBA family recently with the passing of several legends at a young age,” Cuban said.
“The Mavs want to be proactive to inform and educate our alumni about potential health concerns they may face as they age. To this end, we will be paying for advanced screening for heart disease for our former Mavs over the age of 50.”
The Mavericks’ organization is contacting all 33 former players to arrange a doctor’s appointment near the player’s home and cover the costs of the screening if interested. The screening consists of an EKG, stress echo, blood profile and office visit.
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in men.