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The Maloofs? Okay, FINE!

If a player can get fined for saying something mean to a fan (who probably stoked the rage with his own vitriol first),...

If a player can get fined for standing up and taking two steps from the bench as a reflexive reaction to seeing his own teammate attacked by an opponent,...

If a coach can be fined for justifiable comments about a bad call that likely interfered with the outcome of a game,...

If Mark Cuban can be fined for complaining about officiating,...

If Dan Gilbert can be fined for his understandably raw comments in the wake of LeBron's "The Decision",...

If the San Antonio Spurs can be a fined for resting their star players in the sixth game in eight nights (all on the road), despite the game being thoroughly entertaining to watch because of the incredible fight of their second- and third-stringers,...

If the Minnesota Timberwolves can be fined for talking to Malik Sealy mid-season about reacquiring him a few months later,...

...then shouldn't the NBA fine the Maloofs for any or all of the following...(?)

Meeting the salary floor in the knick of time due to mid-season calls from the league office.

Failing to provide for the development of some of the most talented young players in the league.

Lying to fans and the city about being committed to staying in Sacramento.

Lying again about the team not being for sale.

The Measures Q & R charade.

The utter classlessness of the $6000 burger combo commercial.

Wasting Stern's own time after he'd helped to negotiate a deal on their behalf.

Wasting taxpayer money in Virginia Beach while using them as a pawn to get a better deal from someone else.

Making a mockery of the concept of valuing your customers and team members, thereby devaluing the NBA motto "NBA Cares".

For putting the NBA BoG in the position of approving an unprecedented sale of a team that satisfied all of the NBA's requirements, thereby undermining the modus operandi of holding cities and fanbases hostage over arena issues.

Dear Mr. Stern....If you see fit to fine the Maloofs for all of these injustices against the league and its fans, I suggest a cumulative fine in an amount equal to or exceeding that non-refundable deposit.

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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