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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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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