Mark Cuban was a visitor to today’s practice and he revealed
that he could relate to the pain suffered by new Washington owner Ted Leonsis,
who was fined earlier this week by the NBA for saying he thought there would be
a hard salary cap after the upcoming collective-bargaining agreement renegotiations.
“I sent him a text message that said: welcome to the
club,’’ Cuban said after the Mavericks’ workout.
The club of NBA owners who have been fined isn’t as
exclusive as it used to be. But Cuban remains its founding member.
And while Leonsis was tagged very early in his ownership,
Cuban still holds the unofficial record for quickest fine incurred by a new
“I can’t remember for sure,’’ he
said. “But I think I was fined before I was officially approved as an