Cuban fined $250,000 for Game 5 outburst
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined
$250,000 for his actions following Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Cuban, wearing a Jerry Stackhouse jersey, ran onto the court after Dallas’
101-100 overtime loss to the Miami Heat to criticize the officials. There were
a number of questionable calls by the refs in the final seconds, one being a
foul call that put Dwyane Wade on the free throw line for the winning points
with 1.9 seconds left.
The reason for Cuban’s attire was to recognize Mavs’ suspended guard Jerry
Stackhouse, who was serving a one-game penalty for a flagrant foul that
occurred in Game 4.
Cuban, one of the most outspoken owners in NBA history, has been fined 13
times resulting for over $1.6 million by the league over his tenure in Dallas.