The NBA is fining Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000. Cuban said he told team members they may as well tank the rest of the season. He made the comment to Julius Erving during the "House Call with Dr. J" podcast on February 18th. Cuban said he told his 18-and-40 Mavs it was best if they keep losing the rest of this season.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the fine is because of Cuban's ''public statements detrimental to the NBA.''