Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s latest dig at the Los Angeles Lakers has the potential to become a costly one.

The NBA could fine Cuban for his Friday suggestion that the Lakers consider releasing star Kobe Bryant through their one-time amnesty provision. The NBA caught wind of Cuban’s comments and is now deciding whether it should fine the outspoken owner, according to the Los Angeles Times.

If the Lakers were to amnesty Bryant, they would still pay his $30.5 million salary, which tops any other NBA paycheck, without his contract counting against the salary cap, thus saving in excess of $30 million in luxury tax.

Cuban, in an attempt to explain the Mavericks’ current state—at tenth in the standings and threatening to miss the playoffs—mentioned the Lakers as he discussed the new collective bargaining agreement’s effect on teams paying the luxury tax.

“If you look at their payroll, even if Dwight (Howard) comes back, you've got to ask the question: Should they amnesty Kobe?” Cuban said during an appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's “Ben and Skin Show.”

“So I'm just saying that hypothetically. When I say amnesty Kobe, I don't think they'd do it, but they've got some choices to make. Now, they're in a big market, but they're still limited. The Knicks, the same thing. Boston, same thing.”

Cuban said Sunday he did not expect the NBA to take action, citing instances in which NBA commissioner David Stern and other franchises have made reference to specific players.

"Whenever the commissioner or any other team talks about the CBA, they talk about Dallas and Tyson Chandler, or Dallas and Dirk (Nowitzki) and what's going to happen," Cuban said. "You've got to use examples. I was clear in saying it was hypothetical and I expected him to be in LA, but he was a good example because they have the highest payroll in the league."