03.28.09

The Owner With A Boner’s Embrace Of A New Medium (For Bitching About Officiating)

Posted in Basketball, The Internet at 2:14 pm by

An item in Friday’s New York Times warned that Twitter-ville is heavily populated by ghostwits filling in for persons as varied as 50 Cent, Britney Spears and Barack Obama.  Mavs owner Mark Cuban, as you might expect, takes a more hands-on approach to the new technology, continuing his feud with Denver’s JR Smith after Dallas’ 103-101 loss Friday night.  From the Dallas Morning News’ Tim MacMahon :

Antoine Wright and Smith got in each other’s faces by the Denver bench after Wright’s missed jumper with seconds remaining essentially sealed the Nuggets’ win.

Cuban took his frustration out on his keyboard minutes after the loss, posting twice about the incident on his Twitter page, questioning a refereeing crew headed by Ronnie Garretson.

how do they not call a tech on JR Smith for coming off the bench to taunt our player on the ground ?
scary part of that play: Same crew chief from game in Denver where they missed call – last play of the game & 1st JRSmith/Wright issue.

Cuban was fined $25,000 for “inappropriate interaction” after his confrontation with Smith earlier this season. It’d be stunning if David Stern didn’t order Cuban to cough up some cash for finding a new way to question NBA officiating.

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