The Oklahoma City Thunder are going to have to grow some balls if they are going to win a NBA championship. I am not talking about the players here; I am talking about the owners. If they don’t have the guts to stand up to the NBA brass, making sure the games are officiated evenly, they will never win.
The bias is obvious. After a timeout, the Heat run a play which leaves Mike Miller wide open. After he hits the shot, the referee goes over to Erik Spoelstra and gives him a high five.
The NBA liberals, homo’s and Obama supporters are not about to let a basketball team owned and supported by big oil, and bleachers full of white middle-aged red state republicans win a championship. Not unless the owners have the guts to call them out for cheating — like was obvious in 2012.
What about the Dallas Mavericks? Aren’t they are from the state of Texas, and didn’t they win the championship in 2011? Yea, but there was one major difference. The NBA are afraid of the man calling the shots for the Mavs. It is as simple as that.
If you want to know why the Dallas Mavericks were able to succeed at beating the Heat in the NBA finals when the OKC Thunder failed, you need not look any further than Mark Cuban. It has nothing to do with the talent of the teams; it is all about having an owner that is willing to call out the crooked officials. The Mavs and the Thunder both would beat the Heat every time in an evenly officiated game.
Here Tim Donaghy (ex-NBA ref, who wrote the book “Blowing The Whistle“) talks Bulls-Heat Game 4 and Game 5 ECF 2011. He shows how the refs screwed the Bulls out of the finals, and then accurately predicted that it would be a different story when they played the Mavs because of Cuban. Remember, according to the commentators the Heat were a shoe-in to to thump the Mavs — Donaghy knows better.
They (the NBA) were afraid that Cuban would blow up, if the refs didn’t at least give some pretense of trying to call the games evenly in 2011. He would tell it like it is, and they knew it.
I am not a Cuban fan, but like him or not, you have to admit that he is not about to sit quietly by while the refs give star player treatment to opposing teams.
(WIKI) Cuban’s ownership has been the source of extensive media attention and controversy involving league policies.
Cuban has been fined by the NBA, mostly for critical statements about the league and referees, at least $1,665,000 for 13 incidents. In a June 30, 2006 interview, Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki said about Cuban:
“He’s got to learn how to control himself as well as the players do. We can’t lose our temper all the time on the court or off the court, and I think he’s got to learn that, too. He’s got to improve in that area and not yell at the officials the whole game. I don’t think that helps us … He sits right there by our bench. I think it’s a bit much. But we all told him this before. It’s nothing new. The game starts, and he’s already yelling at them. So he needs to know how to control himself a little.
Cuban is just not intimidated by the ESPN’s NBA. Here he is speaking truth to power, giving ESPN’s ambiguously homosexual commentator Skip Bayless hell.