But for Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks, Jordan's decision to renege was no laughing matter. It crippled the Mavericks' offseason plans, and could leave a ripple of repercussions for years to come.
An irate Cuban sent out a note via the Cyber Dust messaging app to Mavericks fans detailing his thoughts on the Jordan situation.
(via NBA Reddit)
Cuban then lashed out at ESPN's Chris Broussard for some questionable reporting.
In response, Broussard stuck to his sources.
But after another series of back-and-forth with Broussard, Cuban put his money where his mouth is and challenged Broussard for his sources.
Given that Cuban is one of the most outspoken personalities in the NBA, it shows tremendous restraint on his part to not fully lash out at Jordan.
Perhaps Cuban was trying to duck yet another fine for speaking out. Cuban is already short $25,000 for discussing the deal he thought he'd struck with the Clippers center.