Mavericks News: Mavs fined $25,000 for tweets by stadium PA announcer

In a weird bit of Mavericks news for your Friday night, Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks organization have been fined $25,000 for derogatory tweets toward NBA officials.

Before you automatically assume that Cuban is the one to blame for said tweets, think again --

"The NBA fined the Dallas Mavericks $25,000 Friday, according to a source, because of multiple critical tweets American Airlines Center public address announcer Sean Heath made from his Twitter account about the referees in the team’s 122-120 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors on April 1," writes Dwain Price of the Star-Telegram.

The Dallas Mavericks' PA announcer made statements via Twitter such as "Danny Crawford just blew a goaltending call and cost the Mavs a game. We will all be awaiting your apology. #pathetic" and "the ONLY professional league in the US with the reputation that the games are rigged. Know why? Because of games like tonight.#shame" during the Mavericks loss to the Warriors -- drawing the ire of the NBA commissioner's office and new commissioner Adam Silver.

The NBA had originally decided to suspend Heath for two games, before reducing the disciplinary action to a fine levied at the Dallas Mavericks themselves.

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