‘Narc Cuban’ Was Trending After The Mavs Owner Asked NBA Fans Who Was Watching An Illegal Stream Of Game 7

The Celtics and Heat met in Boston on Monday night for a potentially historic Game 7 in Boston, as the Celtics had a chance to complete the first ever comeback from an 0-3 series deficit in NBA history.

The game, on TNT, figured to bring in some big ratings because of what was on the line (both a Finals berth and NBA history) and the teams involved, particularly the Celtics. Despite how often they are discussed, TV ratings shouldn’t matter to anyone who doesn’t work for the league or the TV networks involved. One of those people who ratings do actually matter to is Mark Cuban, as the Mavs owner profits directly off of the NBA’s broadcast deals and with a new one coming up, he probably has a keen eye on how these playoffs are performing.

That is why his tweet on Monday, asking fans who all was watching the game on an illegal, pirated stream, drew so much attention and mockery.

As of writing, that tweet had nearly 3,000 quote tweets, almost all of them roasting Cuban for trying to get people to snitch on themselves to someone who literally makes money off of people watching games through traditional broadcasts — with “Narc Cuban” trending on Twitter.

Even if Cuban is just honestly trying to figure out how prevalent it is for people to watch illegal streams, he’s one of the people who no one would actually tell that to because he’s one of the few who has reason to seek legal action against those streams.