Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $500,000 for “public criticism and detrimental conduct regarding NBA officiating,” the league office announced Friday.

The NBA also denied the Mavs’ protest of their loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 22, after which Cuban confronted the referees on the court and criticized them on Twitter and while speaking to reporters.

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The NBA said in a statement that Cuban’s comments were “highly critical, personal and demeaning to the league and its officiating staff” and that he continued to public criticize the officiating over the following days.

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