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01/06/2013

Mark Cuban is apologizing for the wrong thing

159013532If you predicted that on January 6, 2013 the Dallas Mavericks would have two fewer wins than the Los Angeles Lakers you are wasting your talents watching basketball. Go to the track. Duh?

Alas, here we are on Jan. 6 and the Mavericks are 13-21. The Lakers are 15-17.

The Mavericks lost 99-96 in OT against the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night at the Amreican Airlines Center. It was the first time this season the Mavs had the lineup they planned on.

The reason the Mavs lost - who else? - the referees. The Mavs were on the wrong end of a call and ended up losing to one of the worst teams in the NBA at home.

After the game Mavericks owner Mark Cuban Tweeted: "Im sorry NBA fans. Ive tried for 13 yrs to fix the officiating in this league and I have failed miserably. Any Suggestions ? I need help"

Cuban's efforts to improve the officiating should be appreciated, but at this juncture this sounds like misplaced blame. The Mavericks are not 13-21 because of a few bad calls. Bad calls happen all the time. So do good ones.

The Mavs are 13-21 because of a roster that Cuban helped "build".

At this point apologizing for the roster feels more appropriate than the officiating.

 

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free agent

This guy has been studying at Jerry Jones University!

Kim Perry

I saw the ticker on ESPN this morning. Mark Cuban apologizes (what I thought was about to say "for this roster", when it said about officiating. Are you serious? Incredible!

larrybud

The great snake oil salesman, diverting attention from the real problem; a bad roster of short term castoffs. No one does it better than little cubey, the master hawker. His trademark has been never taking accountability for mistakes. Too petulant, arrogant and childish. Post-dirk is going to get real ugly for the mavs.

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