Whenever in consonance with Harmuth, that practice does not violate its partnership with the NFL, being that agreement is with Sportradar US not the parent company. Silver emphasized that the NBA ain’t a decisionmaker in FanDuel and did not vote on the numberFire acquisition. Whenever noting that LaRocca is a non voting observer on the board and that the league put no money into the deal, the NBA has downplayed its relationship with the company. For instance, FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles called it a true partnership, when the NBA deal with FanDuel was announced in 2014. In a 2004 blog post, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban proposed a fund that only placed bets.