The NBA slapped another hefty fine on Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after he confronted an NBA referee and used vulgar language after his Mavericks team lost to the Los Angels Lakers 129-127. Cuban was fined $100,000 by the league, after the game Cuban took to his twitter page and tweeted “Its been a fun 14 years of trying to create change and donating to the doughnut fund!”
I couldnt let the commish go without a proper farewell. Its been a fun 14 years of trying to create change and donating to the donut fund !
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 19, 2014
Someone should notify Cuban that he spelled doughnut wrong, but when you’re as wealthy as he is, it probably doesn’t matter. Cuban also agreed to donate $100,000 dollars to charity after he reaches 2 million followers on twitter, a feat in which he is very close to reaching.
You have to respect an owner like Cuban, he’s virtually the only NBA owner who never shies away from speaking his mind to a referee or voicing his opinion in regards to the league as a whole. As an NBA team owner, Cuban has amassed fines tallying close to 2 million dollars. I’m sure this fine won’t be the last.
Cuban, how about donating $100,000 to Sports Unbiased?
Check out the list of Mark Cubans fines
1/18/14, Fined $100,000 – Cuban fined for confronting NBA ref and speaking vulgar language after the game
1/7/13, Fined $50,000 – Personal Tweet criticizing how the NBA selects referees on 1/5/12
2/2/12, Fined $75,000 – Criticizing refs following the 2/1/12 Dallas loss to the OKC Thunder.
5/22/10, Fined $100,000 – Cuban violated the league’s anti-tampering rules after he made public comments to unofficial free agent at the time LeBron James.
3/29/09, Fined $25,000 – Publicly criticizing the refs for not calling a technical foul following the 3/27/09 Nuggets vs Mavericks game.
1/16/09, Fined $25,000 – Inappropriate interaction with then Denver Nuggets player J.R. Smith during the 1/13/09 Mavericks vs Nuggets game.
6/20/06, Fined $250,000 – For “several acts of misconduct” following the 6/18/06 NBA playoffs game in Miami, including yelling a ref, staring down David Stern, and using vulgar language towards the media.
5/10/06, Fined $100,000 For going on the court during the 5/7/06 game at San Antonio (game 1) to complain about a non-call.
5/10/06 $100,000 For criticizing on his blog how the league selects playoff refs.
11/08/04 Undisclosed amount – Comments on his blog criticizing the league for starting the season on election day.
10/9/04, Fined $100,000 – Comments criticizing the rules limiting the training camp practices
3/16/04, Fined $10,000 – For inappropriate public comments.
4/15/01, Fined $100,000 – Making a derogatory gesture.
2/16/01, $10,000 and Suspended for 2 games – Stepping on the court during the Mavericks vs Cavs game after a scuffle ensued between Gary Trent and Wesley Person.
1/11/01, Fined $100,000 – Conduct unbecoming of an NBA owner – Cuban sat on the floor along the baseline next to the Mavericks’ bench during the Dal@Min game to watch the game.
1/4/01, Fined $250,000 – Outburst and actions concerning the refs after the Pistons vs Mavericks game.
11/22/00, Fined $25,000 – Verbally abusing and publicly criticizing the refs after the Dal-Sea game.
11/20/00, Fined $15,000 – Confronting and verbally abusing the referees during and after the Mavericks vs Suns game.
11/14/00, Fined $5,000 – Negative comments towards a referee during the Kings vs Mavericks