NEW YORK (CBS SPORTS) – Mark Cuban is in agreement with the commissioner. Yes, this is indeed real life.

David Stern fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for sending four players home prior to a national TV game against the Miami Heat. And, of all people, the Dallas Mavericks owner has come to Stern’s defense. Sort of.

Cuban put it this way: He said protecting the league’s network partnerships is the most important thing because those agreements are “the money train, period, end of story, no questions asked.”

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