DALLAS -- Whenever Mark Cuban gets fined by the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks' billionaire owner has developed a practice of giving a similar amount of money to a worthy charity.
Last week the NBA fined Cuban $100,000 for his transgressions following a Jan. 15 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. On Wednesday, Cuban announced that he was donating an additiona $100,000 to the iBellieve Foundation, an organzation that raises money to find a cure for a rare disease known as mucopolysacharridosis, or Hunter Syndrome.
The iBelieve Foundation is run by Simon Ibell, who has the disease and who Cuban befriended afte rhe bought the Mavs.
“He works his (butt) off at it,” Cuban said of Ibell’s foundation. “I know all the money goes right to the cause.”
Cuban couldn't remember, but he believes Ibell’s foundation is the first one he gave money to when he first started the practice of matching his NBA fines.
-- Dwain Price
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