The flamboyant owner of the Dallas Mavericks had hip replacement surgery (June, 2007), then within just three months, began dancing! He competed in Dancing with the Stars (2007).
After making the cut for four weeks, the somewhat stiff yet enthusiastic and charismatic billionaire (#407 on Forbes Richest American, he sold his $100 million revenues, 330 employee broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.9 billion before the NASDAQ crash, then diversified his wealth, one of the few dot com wealthy to do so) was eliminated on October 23, 2007.
He didn’t go away empty-handed. He won a new legion of fans (several ESPN anchors call him their “favorite owner). And he lost 30 pounds during the competition.