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Fined Mark Cuban takes parting shot at David Stern

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09:48 AM ET 01.19 | In recent weeks, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban repeatedly has said he hoped to get fined at least once more before NBA commissioner David Stern retires on Feb. 1. Cuban smiled or smirked each time he said it, so when he finally got his wish Saturday night -- getting fined $100,000 for his actions and words aimed toward referees following last Wednesday's game at the Clippers' Cuban had fun with it. "I couldn't let the commish go without a proper farewell," Cuban tweeted. "Its been a fun 14 years of trying to create change and donating to the donut fund!" Cuban's outburst occurred after the Mavericks blew a 17-point lead in the final five minutes and lost, 129-127. Cuban was particularly upset about a foul called against Shawn Marion on the Clippers' Jamal Crawford, enabling Crawford to make what proved to be the winning free-throws. According to the NBA's press release, Cuban was fined "for confronting the game officials on the court after the conclusion of the game and directing inappropriate language to them."

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January 19, 2014  10:24 AM ET

Hard to believe but Dallas has already passed the halfway mark of their season already. They are on pace to win around 48 games this year.

January 19, 2014  10:34 AM ET

Spend Your Money Wisely, Bro.

January 19, 2014  10:35 AM ET

Stern is like Christie. A bully that doesn't like to hear dissent. Glad to see him go.

January 19, 2014  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hard to believe but Dallas has already passed the halfway mark of their season already. They are on pace to win around 48 games this year.

Yup... and fight for an 8 seed.

January 19, 2014  02:02 PM ET
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Yup... and fight for an 8 seed.

It's not surprising that the NBA didn't announce that the officials made a mistake in calling that a foul. Those 2 missed calls against the Wolves and Pelicans are coming back to bite the Mavs because you could tell that the officials now want to stick it to the Mavs again. Officials are now calling ghost fouls against the Mavs and are not calling fouls on opponents when there are obvious fouls. It will be a long season. Just hope that the Mavs starts getting aggressive towards going to the basket. I don't get why Carlisle does not remind his players to attack the basket when the opponent are already in penalties w/ 4-5 minutes left in the quarter.

 
January 20, 2014  01:15 AM ET
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It's not surprising that the NBA didn't announce that the officials made a mistake in calling that a foul. Those 2 missed calls against the Wolves and Pelicans are coming back to bite the Mavs because you could tell that the officials now want to stick it to the Mavs again. Officials are now calling ghost fouls against the Mavs and are not calling fouls on opponents when there are obvious fouls. It will be a long season. Just hope that the Mavs starts getting aggressive towards going to the basket. I don't get why Carlisle does not remind his players to attack the basket when the opponent are already in penalties w/ 4-5 minutes left in the quarter.

WAAAAAAAAAA

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