Brian Cuban Recounts Battle With Eating Disorders And Addiction

(George Washington University) B_GovIKWoAEyhAN“The author and activist tells GW students “empathy” is the best tool to offer friends who are struggling with body image.

A pair of shiny gold disco pants, and the bullies who pulled them down, haunted Brian Cuban for more than 30 years.

His brother Mark, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, gave them to 13-year-old Brian when they were growing up in Pittsburgh. One day, while walking home from junior high, his classmates taunted Brian Cuban, commenting on how tightly the pants hugged his overweight body. They ripped the pants to shreds and ran away laughing.

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