The Dallas Mavericks are under the microscope after a Sports Illustrated investigative report was released painting a picture of an “animal house” organization that had a history of harboring misogynists and sexual predators. Mark Cuban is known as one of the most hands-on owners throughout the NBA , but in light of the issues within his office, it appears that he has been more hands-off when it came to conduct within his workplace. That raises the question, and a lot of it depends on how much Cuban actually knew: Should Mark Cuban be forced by the league and its owners to sell the Mavericks? A lot is at stake for the NBA if the Mavericks organization puts the entire league in a bad light, one that destroys the image that Commissioner Adam Silver wants to portray to the sports world, in particular, and the world at large, in general. NBA spokesperson Mike Bass released a statement saying, “This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the NBA and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees.” If the NBA loses support from various sectors, it could potentially lose its pristine image, and thereby result in exorbitant financial losses. The SI report included two persons of interest—former Mavs.com reporter Earl K. Sneed and former team president and CEO, Terdema Ussery. Sneed faced multiple complaints for violence and domestic abuse. In June 2012, he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charges of family violence assault.
Should Mark Cuban be forced to sell Dallas Mavericks?
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