DALLAS — Mark Cuban was fined again by the NBA, this time $100,000 for sitting on the baseline during the Dallas Mavericks' game Wednesday night in Minneapolis.
"I wasn't aware this was finable, there isn't a rule against it," Cuban said via e-mail to the Associated Press. "They said it wasn't fitting for an owner to sit there. Ridiculous."
It was the fifth time this season and second in a week that Commissioner David Stern has fined Cuban. So far, Cuban has been assessed $395,000. The previous four fines, including one for $250,000, were made for criticism of officials.
The billionaire owner said he doesn't think the fines detract from the Mavericks' success on the floor this season. Dallas is 24-14.