NBA fines Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $50K for anti-officiating tweet

Wednesday January 9th, 2013

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.

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.

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