NBA fines Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $50K for anti-officiating tweet
The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $50,000 for his asking followers for help fixing the league’s officiating on Twitter on Saturday, according to Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press. An NBA official confirmed the fine to The Dallas Morning News, but the league did not announce the fine.
Cuban questioned the officiating in the Mavericks’ Saturday overtime loss to New Orleans and Wednesday’s overtime loss to Miami in which officials did not review videotape of a late fourth-quarter play in which Dwyane Wade appeared to knock the ball out of bounds.
Cuban’s tweet appeared about 30 minutes after the loss to the Hornets.
Im sorry NBA fans. Ive tried for 13 yrs to fix the officiating in this league and I have failed miserably. Any Suggestions ? I need help—
Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 06, 2013
It’s been estimated that Cuban has been fined between $1 million and $2 million in his 13 seasons as the Mavericks owner, but that figure has not been confirmed because the NBA does not always release news of fines.
The NBA fined Mark Cuban $50,000 for his comments on Twitter on Saturday, when he asked for help fixing the officiating.—
Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) January 08, 2013