NBA: Mavericks revoke credentials of 2 ESPN reporters

first_imgWe are young Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. AFP FILE PHOTODallas Mavericks owner Marc Cuban is no stranger to committing harsh decisions in the past. He made another one on Sunday (Monday in Manila) after revoking the season credentials of veteran ESPN reporters Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon.Stein, a Dallas-based journalist who has been covering the NBA for 25 seasons, has been with ESPN for the last 14 years and is considered to be one of the most respected and most knowledgeable reporters for the Mavericks. MacMahon, on the other hand, has been covering the Mavs for the last seven years.ADVERTISEMENT The league, meanwhile, also addressed the situation in a statement.“We are in communication with both ESPN and Mark Cuban about this matter,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass told Dallas journalist Art Garcia.For its part, ESPN also said it was  “committed to thoroughly covering the Mavs and the NBA, regardless of hurdles.”  Khristian IbarrolaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Folayang eyes ‘legend’ status vs Aoki PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports “After ESPN failed to return MacMahon to a full-time beat position, Cuban followed through on an initial warning and revoked his and Stein’s credentials.”Dallas Morning News columnist Tim Cowlishaw said he was not shocked by the news and simply attributed it to Cuban being “a moron.”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, 2016ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img EDITORS’ PICK Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Sporting News, which first broke the story, said the pair were not credentialed for either of the Mavericks’ last two home games as well.It remained unclear why the drastic measure took place and none of Stein and MacMahon’s recent articles or tweets suggested anything out of the ordinary.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentSports Blog Nation, however, cited a petty reason why the split might have occurred.“MacMahon’s role at ESPN changed this year, transitioning from a full-time Mavericks beat writer to a more general NBA position that included other teams, something Cuban was unhappy with,” an SB report said. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View commentslast_img

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