Ride FRSH, a subscription-based car air freshener brand with unique scents and designs, was founded by Donovan Brown and Trey Brown. The brothers asked the Sharks for a $200,000 investment in exchange for a 5% stake in their company. While their pitch was brimming with energy, one Shark was not amused.
Things Take A Turn
The Browns made a lighthearted joke at Mark Cuban during their product presentation. The Golden State Warriors logo was on one of the car air fresheners.
“This one smells like a winner,” Trey observed. Then, as the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Donovan added, “Sorry, Mark.”
As their pitch came to an end, Cuban abruptly stated his mind, shocking his fellow judges.
“Worst marketing move ever!” “I’m leaving,” the millionaire declared. “You really need to read the room. “Wrong move at the wrong time.”
“The only breath of fresh air in the NBA is the team that defeats [the Dallas Mavericks] in the NBA Conference Finals,” he added. “You should be aware that that could backfire.”