Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 2/2/12
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Mark Cuban used to complain about the refs on what seemed to be a weekly basis a few years ago, but he had calmed down some lately. So, it was almost surprising when he ripped into them following the Dallas Mavericks’ emotional loss at home last night. From ESPN: “The Mavericks’ 95-86 home loss to the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder — which featured Dallas coach Rick Carlisle’s ejection after being called for two separate technical fouls early in the fourth quarter, the second of which was whistled after he inadvertently kicked the ball into the American Airlines Center crowd — caused Cuban to complain about what he considers an epidemic of poor officiating in this lockout-condensed season. ‘Look, I haven’t said a whole lot about the officiating in a long, long time, but I haven’t seen it this bad in a long, long time,” Cuban said. ‘Guys miss calls; that’s part of the game. You’re not always going to have a great crew. Officials have got to learn that’s part of th
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