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Cuban backs PA Announcer, pays fine: 'Like a hurricane in a urinal, we flush and move on'


The Dallas Mavericks’ public-address announcer, Sean Heath, was fined $25,000 for comments he made on social media criticizing referee Dan Crawford after a close loss to the Golden State Warriors. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is pretty familiar with fines for criticizing referees as well and is even paying the fine.

“There’s limits as far as the league is concerned,” Cuban said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He still shouldn’t have said it. I have no problem paying the fine. It should have been on me to not let him go there.

“Like I said, it’s a hurricane in a urinal, we flush and move on.”

Heath also gets to keep his gig and Cuban said he’d be hypocritical for him to criticize him for his rant.

“I just told him to stay off Twitter when it comes to games, Cuban said. “I can’t talk about how important it is to have an amazing in-game environment and have somebody get all hyped up like I do, and then criticize him for doing what I do. That would be awful hypocritical of me.”

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