It’s a shame when you have Mark Cuban, the most fined owner in NBA history, still doesn’t get it that he can just say anything he wants; maybe his pockets are deep enough that he doesn’t care, but still…
This is from the Los Angeles Times
The NBA is debating whether to fine Cuban for saying Friday that the Lakers should consider waiving Bryant next season via the one-time amnesty provision. The Lakers would still have to pay Bryant his $30.5-million salary next season but would save the corresponding amount, if not slightly more, in luxury taxes.
After the game, Kobe tweeted.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 24, 2013
The NBA is trying to see if Cuban violated any tampering rules; you’re not supposed to talk about another team’s business, or contract, or free agents before free agency.
Cuban said that he made it clear during a radio interview Friday that he was speaking hypothetically, and he was just trying to use an example to explain new restrictions in the labor agreement.
I can’t see too much coming from this because even though the Lakers organization thought it was inappropriate, they will not pursue it any further. I think the NBA just want to stick it to Cuban just to keep him in-line.
We will see.