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David Stern mum on Mark Cuban's silence

MIAMI -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's silence during this playoff run is so stunning that it even left NBA commissioner David Stern speechless during his NBA Finals press conference prior to Game 1.

Stern was asked for his reaction to Cuban's locked lips, the same ones that have been responsible for millions of dollars in fines, including $250,000 after Game 5 of the 2006 NBA Finals.

"It's too delicious, but I'll pass," Stern said. "I just think that he's trying to be as supportive as he can of his team, and he's doing a heck of a job in terms of the talent that they've gotten, the coach he's put there, and I think he's enjoying it and spending a lot of time supporting his team. And I think that's terrific."