Cuban: Lakers fans' tweets, scary to silly

March 14, 2013

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has never been one to shy away from poking a bear with a stick.
Especially a big bear ... like Los Angeles Lakers fans.
His last stir with Laker Nation came a few weeks ago when he suggested that the Lakers should amnesty Kobe Bryant in the offseason.
Needless to say, Kobe, the Lakers and their fans did not appreciate the comments.
"I cannot even talk, especially on Twitter," Cuban said Wednesday night as a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." "Everybody on Twitter, they get Twitter courage. If I even mention a Lakers name, my Twitter timeline just heats up with everybody.
"They're going to burn down my house. They're going to beat me up. They're going to play me one-on-one and just stomp me. It's just horrible."
Cuban then tried to explain his Kobe comments to Leno.
"I would never say anything about Kobe. But what happened was I was trying to explain the collective bargaining agreement, which is hard to do and why the Mavs have signed certain players and not some others so I had to give an example," Cuban said. "One of the examples I used included a player on the Lakers, but I can’t really go into it because the league called me up like they like to do and said ‘you say one more word, and it’s going to cost you.’
"When the league says that, it usually means $1 million so we can’t talk about it.”