It’s difficult to maintain your composure when you’re part of a sport as tense and as competitive as basketball. The same could be said for Dallas Mavericks whose players find it a little too difficult to stay calm during games, something which has led to the NBA issuing a fine of $100,000.
League Operations President Byron Spruell announced on Sunday that the association has fined Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks $100,000 for “continuing to violate league rules regarding team bench decorum.”
“On multiple occasions, several players and a member of the coaching staff stood for an extended period in the Mavericks’ team bench area, stood away from the team bench, and were on or encroaching upon the playing court during game action in Dallas’ 126-117 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on May 20 at Chase Center.”
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban fired back at the announcement with a tweet of his own. “Our bench is out of control!” he wrote sarcastically in a tweet, sharing a video of Warriors forward Draymond Green not receiving a technical.
The fine comes after Cuban and Lil Wayne squashed their recent beef courtside at Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Wayne had thrown a massive insult at Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, calling him a “ho.”
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