Mark Cuban got what he wanted. A few days after the Dallas Mavericks owner said he wanted to get fined one last time before David Stern officially retires on Feb. 1, the NBA commissioner made it happen.
On Saturday, the NBA announced that Cuban was fined $100,000 for confronting officials and directing inappropriate language toward them after a game on Jan. 15. Cuban seemed happy to open up his wallet one last time under Stern's orders.
I couldnt let the commish go without a proper farewell. Its been a fun 14 years of trying to create change and donating to the donut fund !
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 19, 2014
The 55-year-old billionaire also tweeted that he will donate the same amount as the fine to charity once he reaches two million Twitter followers.
Before his Mavericks lost to the Clippers on Wednesday night, Cuban told Marc Stein of ESPN.com that he wanted Stern to fine him one last time before his 30-year run as commissioner comes to an end.
"We talk about it all the time. I'm going to have one final fine before he leaves," Cuban said. After the Mavs blew a 17-point lead with under five minutes to go against the Clippers, Cuban gave Stern a reason to fine him by walking onto the court and yelling at the refs.
Cuban has been fined more than $1.5 million by the league, per the Associated Press.
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