In the first episode of this season's "Shark Tank," Bill Walton, Hall of Fame basketball player, joined an Entrepreneur to help pitch his product, "Clean Bottle." Walton, one of the most legendary names in professional basketball, said he is not paid (despite wearing that goofy bottle costume), but he's simply a fan of the product. He's just a fan?! Not getting paid?! Bill, I hope you at least have some stake in the brand.
With the inclusion of Mark Cuban as one of the sharks, "Shark Tank" has really stepped out of obscurity. Great choice for Mark Burnett and ABC – Cuban is cocky enough to be entertaining and just a tiny bit offensive. Perhaps the Friday night time slot (a TV Show killer) doesn't help the program, but I'm sure Mark brings many more viewers…and possibly more Celebrity Pitches to the show!