Mark Cuban and Pitbull Lend Their Private Planes to Aid in Puerto Rico’s Relief Efforts

Pitbull (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Pitbull (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire Mark Cuban and rapper Pitbull have stepped up in a major way to lend a hand in Puerto Rico’s recovery process after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the island.


Cuban loaned the team’s private plane to point guard J.J. Barea, who has family in Puerto Rico, to deliver emergency supplies.

“Mark gave him our team plane,” team coach Rick Carlisle told ESPN. “They loaded up a bunch of stuff, supplies, etc., to take over to Puerto Rico, and they’re going to turn around and come back.”


Barea headed back to the Dallas area Tuesday night, and then Pitbull announced he was stepping up to help as well. Pitbull offered his private plane to send aid, too, and to transport cancer patients off the island. The rapper was thanked by Puerto Rico Rep. Jenniffer González.

“Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part,” he told the New York Daily News.

I wonder what Donald Trump’s private plane is doing right now? Probably not delivering aid.

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Gee. If only there wasn’t some kind of air force with lots of planes at their disposal to help remove sick and injured from Puerto Rico.