Overnight Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has become a more controversial and well known personality than ever due to his being hit with another in a series of large fines by the NBA. The NBA has fined Cuban $100K for yelling at referees, reported Fox Sports on Jan. 18, 2014. On Saturday the NBA fined Cuban $100,000 for confronting referees and using inappropriate language while yelling at them.
Cuban has confirmed the fine on his Twitter feed. Cuban was seen out in the court and yelling at the officials after the Mavericks blew a 17-point lead in the last 5 minutes of a 129-127 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. In his Twitter post he called this "speaking his mind". Over the years Cuban has been fined more than $1.5 million by the NBA, often for his verbal outbursts about the officiating.
NBA Commissioner David Stern said Cuban was fined $100,000 on Saturday for "confronting the game officials on the court after the conclusion of the game and directing inappropriate language to them," reports
USA Today. It appears Cuban wanted a parting gift from outgoing NBA Commissioner Stern, who is resigning as commissioner effective Feb. 1. This isn't Cuban's biggest fine, who was hit with a $500,000 fine in 2002. That's enough money to create some financial security for a lot of poor families in the USA who have nothing in savings.