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Mark Cuban takes parting shot at David Stern after latest NBA fine

Mark Cuban takes parting shot at David Stern after latest NBA fine
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches his club defeat the Suns, 110-107, on Friday in Phoenix. (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)

It came as no surprise that the NBA on Saturday levied a $100,000 fine on Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after he walked onto the Staples Center court following his team's late collapse in a 129-127 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday to give the officials a piece of his mind.

With about five minutes to play, the Mavericks were on the verge of blowing out the Clippers, having built a 17-point lead. Dallas went into a funk, the Clippers got hot and Cuban was obviously bothered by the outcome.

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The Mavericks owner took to Twitter to verify the fine and give a jab to outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern, who has often been at odds with the passionate Mavericks owner.

That was the third in a series of tweets by Cuban on the subject. The first confirmed the fine.

The second tweet said that he'd donate an equal amount to charity if he reached 2 million followers on Twitter. He's close, so some charity is hoping a few more thousand start following him soon.

Oh, by the way, Cuban has been fined approximately $1.9 million by the NBA. Stern leaves the commisioner's job on Feb. 1. His chief deputy, Adam Silver, will inherit the job.

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