Check out this excerpt from an article entitled Whistled While They Worked in the May 30th issue of ESPN The Magazine. ESPN’s Kenny Mayne interviews a panel of sports figures notorious for running afoul of the rules, including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Here’s how the article comes to its conclusion:
Mayne: Are you worried about fallout because you spoke candidly about referees?
Cuban: There’s always a risk of my getting fined. But in this case there’s no solid ground.
Mayne: What if in the transactions it said, “Mark Cuban fined $100,000 for talking to that bastard Kenny Mayne from Seattle, the city we stripped of a franchise”?
Cuban: That would be money well spent.
In the words of Jeffrey Spicoli, “Awesome. Totally awesome.”
Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban reportedly had words with the mother of Denver Nuggets’ forward Kenyon Martin last Saturday, and Martin is understandably upset.
Vowing to “take care” of the incident, Martin went on to proclaim himself a man who prefers face-to-face interaction, rather than the media blab that Cuban is more fond of. Uh oh, Cuban, best be watching your back.
The details surrounding the altercation between Cuban and Martin’s mom, Lydia Moore, are slightly muddled.
Some reports state that Moore, who was wearing a Nuggets jersey amidst the crowd of Mavericks fans, was in tears at the end of the game following harassment from the surrounding attendees. Those reports claim that Cuban added fuel to an already burning fire by directing further verbal abuse towards Moore.