Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban has done something that most franchise owners have not done. Last Friday night, two of ESPN’s nationally accredited NBA writers were told they were no longer welcome at Mavericks home games as credentialed media.
The decision to revoke Tim MacMahon and Mark Stein’s Dallas Mavericks credentials comes in light of the arms race in sports reporting. ESPN along with other nationally accredited sports news sites have started the transition to “automated reporting”. Essentially feeding player statistics, game updates, and other broad information from games into an algorithm that would produce game recaps.
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