Updated: Jun 20, 2006, 6:02 PM

Vote: What do you make of Mark Cuban?

 Mark Cuban
Cuban denies telling David Stern the NBA is rigged.
Here we go again.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined $250,000 on Tuesday for several acts of misconduct following his team's Game 5 NBA Finals loss to the Miami Heat. That raises his postseason total for this year alone to $450,000.

One act of misconduct Cuban claims he did not commit, despite a story in the Miami Herald, was telling NBA commissioner David Stern that the NBA is rigged. Cuban took to his blog to clear up the situation. "The games are not rigged," Cuban wrote. "That's a complete insult to the players on the court and the incredible amount of effort they put into preparing for and playing the games. All 82 regular-season and postseason games."

Mavericks fans feel Cuban's frustration however after watching Miami take 49 free throws in Game 5 compared to just 25 for Dallas. But was it really the refs that cost Dallas the game? Is Cuban's passion good for the team or harmful? Cast your vote now!


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