NBA -- Cuban crisis: Mavericks owner fined $50,000
By Homer D. Sayson
Wed, 09 Jan 2013
CHICAGO -- "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it," so says an old saying.
But don't tell that to Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks who has never been known to hold his tongue.
Following his team's recent failures, the likeable Cuban went on Twitter and tweeted his unhappiness towards the men in zebra stripes. "I'm sorry NBA fans. I've tried 13 years to fix the officiating in this league. and I have failed miserably. Any suggestions? I need help."
The NBA, which never takes verbal assaults on officiating lightly, didn't tweet back. But the league slapped Cuban with a $50,000 fine.
To the regular Joe, $50,000 is a ton of money. But for the 54-year old Cuban, who has a net worth of $2.3 billion, 50K is a small drop in the golden bucket. Through the years, Cuban has been fined by the NBA for over $1.6 million involving at least 14 incidents.
Jeff Caplan of NBA.com reports that the league might also look into the comments made by Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle following Dallas' 100-94 loss to the Utah Jazz on January 7 at the Energy Solutions Arena.
"Yeah, they went to a, basically thugging it up, and that's when the game turned. I think that's when the officiating went their way. That's when they started to get calls and then we weren't. We weren't able to get the whistles, probably a function of their aggressiveness, but at the same time I thought there were a couple times where a whistle could have blown for us," Carlisle told reporters. (HDS)
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Homer D. Sayson.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Praise be to ALA for jolly good boxing show |
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 31 Mar 2015Adonis Stevenson Quebec City Public Workout Photos Prior To Saturday's PBC on CBS
By , Tue, 31 Mar 2015PACQUIAO MONDAY WORKOUT PHOTOS
By , Tue, 31 Mar 2015truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
By , Tue, 31 Mar 2015Fight Report: Decastro KOs Rozembergs as Wood & Smith Score Sensational TKO Debut Victories.
By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro, Tue, 31 Mar 2015NBA -- Curry's six triples lift Warriors over Bucks
By Hector Posa, Mon, 30 Mar 2015TOUGHER GRIND AHEAD: PACQUIAO ENTERS FINAL MONTH OF TRAINING
By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 30 Mar 2015FIGHT RESULTS AND PICTURES FROM UNITED BOXING PROMOTIONS FIGHT CARD - HERSHEY CENTRE
By Socrates Celestial, Mon, 30 Mar 2015DONAIRE TO BEGIN STRENGTH TRAINING RIGHT AWAY IN PREPARATION FOR PLANNED JULY FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 30 Mar 2015Texas Tornado Invades Asia in 亚美娱乐 AM8.com Queens Cup
By , Mon, 30 Mar 2015NBA -- Bulls manhandle Knicks, 111-80
By Kelly Manalo, Mon, 30 Mar 2015Hornets beat depleted Hawks, 115-100
By Eric Biasbas, Mon, 30 Mar 2015PETALCORIN DEFENDS TITLE AGAINST MA YI MING OF CHINA ON APRIL 24 IN BEIJING
By , Mon, 30 Mar 2015PACQUIAO UNITES COMPETING TV NETWORKS
By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 29 Mar 2015FIGHTING WITH ONE EYE, ASENJO STOPPED IN 3RD
By Manny Piñol, Sun, 29 Mar 2015Estrada continues dominance over Pinoy fighters with successful defense of flyweight belts versus Asenjo
By Rich Mazon , Sun, 29 Mar 2015PACQUIAO WILDCARD GYM PHOTOS
By , Sun, 29 Mar 2015ASENJO LOSES TO ESTRADA BY 3RD ROUND TKO
By Dong Secuya, Sun, 29 Mar 2015Highland Promotions presents a free boxing event in Makati City tonight
By Rich Mazon , Sun, 29 Mar 2015DEMOLITION DAY LIVES UP TO ITS BILLING AS NIETES, DONAIRE AND PAGARA DESTROY THEIR OPPONENTS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 Mar 2015ROACH: "IN THREE WEEKS PACQUIAO WILL BE READY TO KILL ANYONE WHO CROSSES HIS PATH"
By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 29 Mar 2015Hayashi Hopes Mayweather and Pacquiao Live Up to "Fight of Century" Expectations
By Winchell Campos, Sun, 29 Mar 2015The Revival of ‘Razor’ Ruddock
By Socrates Celestial, Sun, 29 Mar 2015INSIDE SPORTS: THE TRIUMPH OF A COMMON CAUSE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 Mar 2015