aliikane1000: "That is the most ridiculous fine I have seen. 500K for tweeting seven words. Clearly punishment doesn't fit the behavior. 'You are barking at the wrong owner,' clearly isn't talking about 'particulars' of the lockout. Can't speak your opinion anymore without getting sucker punched somewhere. "
ZJapan: "Pretty impressive that a few tweets defending himself has gotten Arison, a normally relatively quiet owner, a hefty fine greater than the total amount Mark Cuban has ever been charged for his normally irrational, childish, and inappropriate behavior."
rgduross: "Stern had to do it to enforce owner solidarity. Imagine Fisher saying some of the other players are to blame for the lockout. But it was still beautiful. We're finding out the true villians of this are just a subset of owners who don't like basketball and want to teach some sort of lesson about business, in a business where traditional lessons don't apply. Arison knows it. Cuban knows it."
mccoywajmu: "I mean, why would Arison be on board with the other owners like Gilbert or Sarver? He has something they dont have: multiple revenue generating stars at a less than market price, a favorable market in South Beach and all the free promotion that he could ask for. Why would he really care about the other owners?"
DennisJustice37: "Arison got his money's worth. And he was preaching TRUTH. Owners are NOT united at all."