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Was anyone talking about the matchup in tonight's Game 6 of the NBA Finals? No, it was all about Mark Cuban, what he did or didn't say to David Stern and Stern's latest fine on the Dallas Mavericks owner. Before the game, we got Stuart Scott interviewing a copiously schvitzing Cuban while the owner worked out on a stair-stepping machine. Cuban threw in a Scottian "boo-yah" during the interview. The question was put to pre-game analyst Mark Jackson: Is Cuban a distraction? Jackson's reply: "He's a distraction by design." The old take-the-pressure-off-your-players ploy. Maybe. He certainly was sweating for them.

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