I'm Only Asking A Question

While it doesn't surprise me that my New York is sending George off with a bit of the Jackie Onassis treatment (flags are half mast at City Hall), I just have to ask this:

If Mark Cuban (or any other NBA owner who yes, was influenced and whose path was cleared by men like Steinbrenner) had been convicted of a Federal crime and attempted to frame a player for betting on basketball, would David Stern allow him to retain ownership of his team?

Just asking.