Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 5/15/12

PITTSBURGH - MAY 31: Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks attends game four of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena on May 31, 2008 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been called a lot of things. Now you can add professional artist to the list. As always with a Mark Cuban venture, theres a story behind it. This one, courtesy of TMZ.com, starts with Cuban investing 25,000 for 33 percent of a website called I Want to Draw a Cat For You on the TV show Shark Tank. As part of the deal, Cuban agreed to draw a picture of a cat. The web site posted a 1,000 commission for Cubans drawing and 24-year-old David Switzer pounced like a, uh, feline. Switzer requested a picture of himself and his girlfriend. Cuban told TMZ hes working on the drawing and has sought help from the sites regular artist. No doubt Cubans cat cartoon will debut soon at a major art gallery. Perhaps even shown on the jumbo video screens at American Airlines Center. By the way, iwanttodrawacatforyou.com is really a guise to market owner Steve Gadlins public relations abilities. Just by reading this, its already paying off and Cuban has made 125th of his investment back. Follow Keith Whitmire on Twitter: @Keith_Whitmire
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