Found November 02, 2011 on TheProBasketballTalk:
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By Payton Wales The NBA fined Miami Heat owner Micky Arison $500,000 Oct. 31 for comments he made via Twitter in reference to the league's ongoing lockout and collective bargaining process. The fine came three days after Arison's comments in response to tweets from NBA fans after negotiations broke down last week. The fan comment that struck Arison was: "How's it feel to be apart of ruining the best game in the world? NBA owners/players don't give a damn about fans&and guess what? Fans provide all the money you're fighting over&you greedy (expletive) pigs." Arison retaliated: "Honestly u r barking at the wrong owner." Arison would delete the tweet within an hour of posting it, but not before it had caught the attention of the rest of the league's owners. Arison's tweet would appear to confirm what many have believed in the past few weeks: the existence of a divide among owners about recent negotiating positions and...
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