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Newsflash: Mark Cuban still hates the officials

Posted on: May 20, 2011 1:05 pm
 
Mark Cuban decides to be the bigger man and refrains from criticizing the officials after Game 2 loss. Just kidding, that's exactly what he did. 

Posted by Matt Moore




Mark Cuban's been a lot quieter during the playoffs this year. Mostly because his team's been winning a lot.  But lest you think that the timeless tradition of the Mavs' owner complaining about officiating has gone the way of the dinosaur, we bring you an exchange from after Game 2 of Thunder-Mavericks, via ESPN: 

While walking off the court, Cuban loudly asked officiating supervisor Bernie Fryer what he thought of the performance of referees Greg Willard, Bill Spooner and Tom Washington.

A longtime NBA referee who was seated behind press row at the American Airlines Center, Fryer told Cuban that he thought Thursday night's crew had been "great" in the first half.

"Are you kidding me?" Cuban replied. "You're not watching the same game I am."

Cuban complained about moving screens and defensive three-second violations by the Thunder that he felt should have been called, among other things.

"Horrible," Cuban said.
via 2011 NBA playoffs: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban voices displeasure over Game 2 officiating to referee supervisor - ESPN Dallas.

Cuban's got a point here. After all, the officials did let a second-year role player in James Harden drop 24-7-4 on them, and let Eric Maynor set the tempo without pressuring the ball. They also failed to get Dirk Nowitzki the ball for most of the game. Oh, no, wait, that was Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki was officiated differently in Game 2 than in Game 1. That's going to happen. You're not going to get consistent officiating crew to crew. It's not a matter of one team getting more of the calls, it's how they're called. In Game 1, a lot of calls were made from post or face-up, leading to Dirk's billion free throws or Durant's ability to pump-and-catch. In Game 2, most of the calls came off the drive, leading to Durant getting calls every time he took the ball to the floor. With Nowitzki still working out of the post, even when driving from there, he wasn't able to get to the line as often. 

And three-second violations, Mark? You've got a better chance of bringing the rain with a dance than getting that call by complaining about it.

Cuban will get fined, most likely, and all will be right with the world. 
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Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: May 24, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Cuban to Trade Mavs?

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Since: May 22, 2011
Posted on: May 22, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Newsflash: Mark Cuban still hates the officials

Obviously, meant "maul" not "mall."

Mall is what I try and keep my wife away from.



Since: May 22, 2011
Posted on: May 22, 2011 12:25 pm
 

Newsflash: Mark Cuban still hates the officials

Anyone who has played and watched a bunch of basketball should know that an accurate assessment of the refs in first 3 games is:

Game 1 - too many ticky tac fouls called on Thunder when Dirk was not even making a move yet.
Game 2 - Thunder got the better side of a few calls in first half, but it was pretty even in second half and refs had little impact on the outcome of the game, as it should be.
Game 3 - refs allowed Thunder to mall Dirk when he was trying to drive and if the refs called it that way for every player, neither team would get above 60 points.  It is like the refs decided that Dirk is too good and too difficult to guard, thus we need to allow the other team to break the rules to even the playing field. 


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Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: May 21, 2011 1:40 pm
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Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: May 21, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Newsflash: Mark Cuban still hates the officials

Cuban is hairdo is starting to turn into a Donald Trump comb over.    His hair looks like he has been paying off his gray hairs to stay away.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: May 21, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Newsflash: Mark Cuban still hates the officials

Is there ever a time when the owners or coaches or even the fans doesn't complaint about the refs when their team lose the games? It's almost like a knee jerk reaction, somehow most of us can't seem to stop complaining about the refs. I think when our team wins, we tend to forgive the refs. The only time I take these complaints seriously is when the people that is complaining has nothing to do with the team. They're complaining from what they saw, their observations, and therefore I feel they are not bias because well, it's not their team. Granted, some of the calls by the refs are mind bogling and we wonder what they saw when the rest of us see it diffrently. Wish I'm an NBA refs though, heard they make good money, fly first class to the games, staying at 5 stars hotels, great food, don't know what more you can ask for. The only downside is to hear the coaches and owners complaining about their officiating, the next day, of how bad they call the game but hell, I wouldn't care less because the coaches, owners, and the fans of the winning team see it otherwise. 



Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: May 21, 2011 11:39 am
 

Newsflash: Mark Cuban still hates the officials

Has anyone ever seen a game that was officiated properly? I haven't, it's just the way it is, and what's the difference? From what I just read in the paper the world is coming to an end at 6pm, of course it was also reported on Fox news, which probably means it's not true.




Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: May 21, 2011 11:21 am
 

Newsflash: Mark Cuban still hates the officials

I dont think this guy is happy unless his team is losing.  It seems he gets more enjoyment about complaining during a loss, than his team actually playing well and getting the win.  I wish he would shut up and let his team play



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: May 21, 2011 11:13 am
 

Newsflash: Mark Cuban still hates the officials

Dirk Nowitzki was officiated differently in Game 2 than in Game 1. That's going to happen. You're not going to get consistent officiating crew to crew. It's not a matter of one team getting more of the calls, it's how they're called.
That is a quote from the story above. I assume the difference is in-a-large-part due to the different officiating crews.

Referee assignments are posted at approximately 9:00am ET each game day.
The second is taken from NBA,com.

Although I get a little tired of all of the conspiracy talk, it looks like this could easily be used to give one team a distinct advantage based on their style of play.

There is a whole lotta room for curruption in this situation, especially when considering the gambling. Is this part of the reason why Vegas is always so much more "right" than I am?

Uh Oh! I think I'm making myself all Paranoid.

You Looking At Me???!!!!




Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: May 21, 2011 10:30 am
 

Newsflash: Mark Cuban still hates the officials

Mark Cuban's been a lot quieter during the playoffs this year. Mostly because his team's been winning a lot.  But lest you think that the timeless tradition of the Mavs' owner complaining about officiating has gone the way of the dinosaur, we bring you an exchange from after Game 2 of -Mavericks, via ESPN: 

While walking off the court, Cuban loudly asked officiating supervisor Bernie Fryer what he thought of the performance of referees Greg Willard, Bill Spooner and Tom Washington.

A longtime NBA referee who was seated behind press row at the American Airlines Center, Fryer told Cuban that he thought Thursday night's crew had been "great" in the first half.

"Are you kidding me?" Cuban replied. "You're not watching the same game I am."

Cuban complained about moving screens and defensive three-second violations by the Thunder that he felt should have been called, among other things.

"Horrible," Cuban said.
via .

Cuban's got a point here. After all, the officials did let a second-year role player in drop 24-7-4 on them, and let set the tempo without pressuring the ball. They also failed to get the ball for most of the game. Oh, no, wait, that was Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki was officiated differently in Game 2 than in Game 1. That's going to happen. You're not going to get consistent officiating crew to crew. It's not a matter of one team getting more of the calls, it's how they're called. In Game 1, a lot of calls were made from post or face-up, leading to Dirk's billion free throws or Durant's ability to pump-and-catch. In Game 2, most of the calls came off the drive, leading to Durant getting calls every time he took the ball to the floor. With Nowitzki still working out of the post, even when driving from there, he wasn't able to get to the line as often. 

And three-second violations, Mark? You've got a better chance of bringing the rain with a dance than getting that call by complaining about it.

Cuban will get fined, most likely, and all will be right with the world.  Add Comment



I have nothing against the Mav players and I love Nowitzky, but I just have a hard time rooting for a team owned by this loud-mouth, spoiled brat. Honestly, he uses the excuse he's a fan to behave badly. Most fans root hard and get upset, but this guy has no class. He's bad-mouthed a players mother and riled fans so much, they threw stuff at him. He's an arrogant jerk who could be thrown out of every game for his infantile behavior. He should grow up and act like an adult. He deserves every fine he gets.

Mavs fans love him because he's "passionate". Please don't confuse passion with irresponsible behavior. It's like excusing culture for the same thing. It's too easy and wrong. Maybe he's a good owner because he cares and pays well. I know he puts a lot of money into the team and for that he should be applauded. However, anyone excusing his behavior because of that is in my humble opinion short-sided and wrong. He's become the NBA's George Steinbrenner minus the 7 championships and additional 150 pounds.


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