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Mark Cuban’s fine performances

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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got his wish when he received one more fine from outgoing commissioner David Stern on Jan. 18. According to fines the NBA has made public, Cuban has been cited 20 times and lost a total of nearly $2 million for his antics, most of which consist of berating officials. Cuban matches each fine with a contribution to a charity of his choice. A look at Cuban’s 10 costliest fines:

$500,000 (January 2002)

The largest fine of an owner in league history, Cuban said he wouldn’t hire then-NBA head of officiating Ed Rush “to manage a Dairy Queen.” Cuban later accepted an offer from Dairy Queen to work two hours behind the counter at a Coppell, Texas, store.

$250,000 (June 2006)

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After Game 5 of the 2006 Finals, Cuban stormed the court to berate an official, stared down Stern, and used profanity with the media.

$250,000 (January 2001)

Cuban had an image showing a goaltending violation that referees missed displayed on the Jumbotron after a loss.

$100,000 (January 2014)

Confronted and directed inappropriate language at referees following a loss to the Clippers.

$100,000 (May 2010)

League ruled Cuban violated anti-tampering rules with regard to LeBron James.

$100,000 (May 2006)

Went onto the court to complain to an official during a second-round playoff game against San Antonio.

$100,000 (May 2006)

Wrote an entry on his blog entitled “How to improve NBA officiating.” It read, in part: “Giving less qualified officials an opportunity to officiate playoff games as a reward gives the official a nice attaboy, but it risks the quality of our product.”

$100,000 (October 2004)

Complained about the rules limiting training camp practices.

$100,000 (March 2001)

Made a derogatory gesture during a loss to the Suns. Was also suspended a game.

$100,000 (January 2001)

Cuban sat on the floor next to the Mavericks’ bench.

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