“They’re not banned from the building. They can still buy a ticket.”
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reportedly revoked the media credentials of two ESPN employees, including Marc Stein who is a national NBA report for ESPN, based in Dallas. In addition to Stein, Tim MacMahon, who covers the Mavs as well as other NBA teams for ESPN, was also denied from covering the team this weekend.
According to reports, Cuban didn't give a reason for his actions although some are speculating it's because ESPN decided against having a full-time reporter covering the Mavericks this season.
Cuban said the issue is between the Mavs and ESPN, and that he will not be commenting on the matter. If Stein and MacMahon wish to see the Mavericks they'll have to buy a ticket.
From @mcuban on the Mavs/ESPN credentials: "It's between us and ESPN and we won't be commenting."— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) November 7, 2016
Yes, this is true. Yes, this is Cuban being a moron. Nothing new in itself, only new level for him. Funny he bashes Trump for this behavior. https://t.co/1JXj3zVyrr— Tim Cowlishaw (@TimCowlishaw) November 7, 2016