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Mark Cuban wants one last fine from David Stern

Jan 16, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

Mark Cuban,  Brian Forte AP

In two weeks, David Stern will step down as commissioner of the NBA after 30 years on the job, handing the reins over to Adam Silver.

Before Stern goes, Dallas Mavericks owner wants one last fine from David Stern. For old time’s sake.

That’s what Cuban has said, as reported by Stern isn’t so sure.

“We talk about it all the time,” Cuban said. “I’m going to have one final fine before he leaves.”

Reached Thursday in London, where he is attending the Brooklyn Nets-Atlanta Hawks game at the O2 Arena, Stern said of Cuban’s plan to get fined: “I know he is trying, but our muffin fund coffers are overflowing.”

For the record, Cuban has been fined 19 times for a total of $1.8 million in the 14 years he’s been an NBA owner, and the ESPN story reports 13 of those are for criticizing officiating.

Cuban may have gotten what he wanted on Wednesday night. His Dallas Mavericks lost to the Clippers 129-127 in a wild game, but the winning margin was a poor foul call — the Clippers’ Jamal Crawford drove the lane, went up, Shawn Marion of the Mavs stripped the ball clean with no body contact, but the foul was called. (Go ahead, note the Mavs have won not one but two games on bad calls this season if you wish.)

Cuban walked out on the court after the game to complain to the officials. The league usually reviews these things.

For old time sake, let’s hope Stern fines him for it.


  1. money2long - Jan 16, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    rich people mentality

    • zerole00 - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      So? The fines go towards charity.

      • sunlightpianist - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:33 PM

        The NBA-fines go to charity too? Cuban always gives the same amount as the fine for charity purpose.

      • money2long - Jan 16, 2014 at 10:41 PM

        zerogradepointaverage… thanks for stating that. doesn’t change what i said.

  2. agelardi - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Cuban should criticize Stern and Stern should fine him $1.

  3. skids003 - Jan 16, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Cuban is a jerk. He couldn’t referee a checker match.

  4. silverandblackfan77 - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Good times good times

  5. albanyjints - Jan 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Mark Cuban:

    Please buy the Yankees!!

  6. tomtravis76 - Jan 16, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Mlb is dumb for not letting Cuban into their game.

  7. slickdemetrius - Jan 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    The last one should be special though, something different from the normal activities. Perhaps untying an opponents shoelace from his court seats? That has been popular lately among the players lately.

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