Yeah, weird huh?
You know it ain’t big news until Mavs Owner, Mark Cuban, weighs in on the topic. Luckily, he has some perspective on this issue and offers a logical breakdown of both sides.
“If he would have done the same thing the next night, it’d be a completely different conversation. Common sense. Recognize who pays your check. Look, I respect the Spurs. Pop is the best coach in the league. I understand why he did it. I might even take the fine if it was us, but I understand why the league [fined the Spurs]. It maybe should have even been higher, because the amount at stake is enormous.” – Mark Cuban
“It’s just as stupid to put a team in their fourth game in five nights on national television. That’s just as dumb. You’re not going to get as good of a performance, and that’s what you want to show. So I guess you can make the counter-argument that even though the Spurs did what they did. The league was just as guilty for putting them in that position, which was pretty stupid.” – Mark Cuban