Mark Cuban’s New Fine Machine: Twitter Attacks

Mark Cuban loves to speak his mind. He does it on TV, he does it on radio, he does it on his personal blog. Well, now that Twitter has officially taken off, Cuban is jumping on board, at least long enough to use the platform to destroy referees from an altercation with J.R. Smith earlier this season.

Mark Cuban Complaining

(I am this close to Twittering about you Chauncey.)

According to FANHOUSE, the trend started Friday, when the Mavericks faced off with the Nuggets for the first time since Cuban went after Smith before halftime of a game in January where Smith elbowed Dallas’s Antoine Wright in the head. The rematch was a bit too much for Cuban to take quietly, so he took to Twitter to vent his frustration, especially after he thought Smith jumped off the bench to taunt Wright¬† in Friday’s game.

So what did Cuban write? Check out this Twitter breakdown:

“how do they not call a tech on JR Smith for coming off the bench to taunt our player on the ground?”

“scary part of that play: Same crew chief from game in Denver where they missed call - last play of the game & 1st JRSmith/Wright issue.”

Clearly, Cuban is going to be fined for his little Twitter episode. The only real question is how big the fine will be. We’re guessing $10-15G. And that’s the real scary thing about Twitter is that Cuban can crank out 10-20 tweets per game. At this pace, he could be broke by the end of the season.