Cuban rules out third-party bid, open to being Clinton, Trump's VP

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Sunday that he'd "absolutely" consider being either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton’s running mate.

And if neither of those two scenarios work out, maybe he'll run for president in 2020 or 2024, the NBA team owner and reality show star told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Cuban said Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has a "real chance to win" but that his statements sound like "he's proposing things based off the last person he talked to."

The interview followed a recent Washington Post story in which Cuban's name was mentioned as a possible independent candidate whom some Republicans were trying to recruit to challenge Trump in the general election.

Cuban also appeared to dismiss an independent 2016 run to beat Trump or Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, and the idea of running on the Libertarian Party ticket.

“I haven't really delved into the Libertarian Party to know where they stand,” he said. “I'm not sure they would want to bring somebody in that isn't quite a match with their views. But you know, it's too late for this election.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.