Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told Dennis Smith Jr. to delete vulgar tweets

Like many young and carefree athletes before him, the Mavericks’ top draft pick Dennis Smith Jr. tweeted some pretty stupid things back in his day.

After Smith was drafted No. 9 overall in June, many of his old tweets were deleted quickly, including this NSFW gem.

Turns out, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was the reason Smith scrubbed his Twitter clean.

“And you know, one of the first things after we drafted Dennis, and I’m talking to him on the phone, I’m like, ‘Dude, I went through your Twitter account. It’s time to get on there and delete,’” Cuban told ESPN while at the Mavericks Summer League game Sunday.

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“And so, he went through it. And to his credit, they were gone. He had a lot of stupid stuff on there.”

Smith isn’t the only athlete to have tweets come back to haunt him. Bears top pick Mitchell Trubisky had some awkward tweets resurface after the NFL Draft this year, as did Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey.

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