It hasn't been a good couple of days for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Cuban was fined $600,000 by the NBA for comments he made on Julius Erving's podcast over the weekend. On the podcast Cuban said it would benefit the Mavs to lose games the rest of the season (to improve their draft position). It's a fact that everyone knows about the Mavs, who are in a rebuilding phase. Only two teams in the NBA have a worse record than Dallas (18-40). Cuban told the Star-Telegram the fine was not a surprise.
"I expected it. I was fanboying Julius Erving my childhood idol and said things I should not have said," Cuban told the Star-Telegram. "It won't happen again."
The fine comes a day after Sports Illustrated published a story detailing inappropriate behavior towards women by former Mavs employees.
The comments on the "House Call with Dr. J," which was just launched over the weekend included "public statements detrimental to the NBA," the league asserts.