Mark Cuban Revokes ESPN Credentials From Mavericks Arena
Mark Cuban is not happy with ESPN, so he essentially banned their coverage on Sunday night.
It's not often the Mavericks steal the headlines from the Cowboys on a Sunday. It was a jam-packed sports Sunday for Dallas fans. Cowboys destroyed the Browns, Mavericks got their first win of the season and the Stars lost in overtime to the Blackhawks. A lot of people are talking about the Mavericks this morning, but it's not about the team finally getting their first win of the season.
Last night Mavericks owner Mark Cuban revoked the credentials from two ESPN reporters. Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon were not allowed into American Airlines Center on Sunday night. Tim MacMahon is someone who usually covers the Mavericks for the NBA on ESPN. Marc Stein is based in Dallas, but for the most part covers the entire league whenever ESPN needs him.
Reports say Mark Cuban has been displeased with the lack of attention the Mavericks receive compared to other teams in the league. The two reporters apparently have clearance to cover the team on the road, but not during home games. The NBA is looking into this and ESPN is committed to covering the Mavericks. ESPN is trying to figure out if the ban only applies to these two writers or the entire organization.