Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/14/12
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When Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin went down with a torn meniscus in his left knee at Olympic training camp in Las Vegas this week, somewhere in Dallas, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban probably couldn't help but mutter a quiet "I told you so" -- even if only to himself. Cuban's presumed rancor, of course, wouldn't be intended for Griffin, who, through no fault of his own, will be forced to miss this summer's Olympics as a result of the untimely injury. Instead, Cuban's venom would be aimed directly at the NBA for allowing the injury to happen in the first place. Earlier this year, Cuban slammed the league for allowing its players to participate in the Olympics free of charge, calling it "the worst decision the NBA makes." "If you look up 'stupid' in the dictionary, you see a picture of the USA Dream Team playing for free for corporate America so the U.S. Olympic Committee can make millions of dollars," Cuban told FOXSports.com's Greg Couch at the time. "If you come up with...
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