Well, this would be funny if it wasn't pathetic. Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, wrote a blog post criticizing the league for having the league's opening night on election night. And got fined.
I know Cuban can afford this fine. The NBA can fine him every day and he'd still be able to afford it. But reacting to legitimate criticism (with which I agree, btw), expressed in what is essentially a private forum, with a fine, is just silly. And as Cuban suggests, it makes the NBA seem weaker, not stronger.
There's a political rant waiting to be written about this, about how the administration's unwillingness to see criticism as legitimate fosters this kind of behavior in corporate America. I just don't have the stomach to write it right now.