Mark Cuban understands fine from NBA against SpursPosted by Inside Hoops
It’s not very often that Mark Cuban is on the same page with NBA commissioner David Stern.
But the Dallas Mavericks owner said Stern did the right thing Friday in fining the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for not bringing Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green to Thursday’s nationally televised game in Miami against the Heat.
Cuban said where the Spurs went wrong is not bringing their marquee players to a game that was shown on TNT. If the Spurs had done the same thing in a game not played on national TV, Cuban said they likely would not have been issued a fine.
“Everybody who planned to watch San Antonio vs. Miami on TNT, we’ve got disappointed customers all over the place,” Cuban said before Saturday’s Mavericks home game against Detroit. “When I say our biggest customer, TV is our biggest customer.
“So I’m not saying San Antonio did the wrong thing. I’m just saying I understand exactly why the league did what they did.”
– Reported by Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram