DALLAS -- Mark Cuban said he was happy the NBA stepped up Thursday and admitted that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin should not have been ejected from Wednesday's game against the Golden State Warriors.
“I think it leads to fans trusting everybody involved more,” the Dallas Mavericks' owner said. “We’re still the only sport where people question the integrity sometimes, and I hate that more than anything because I know the integrity is above reproach.”
Cuban didn't blame the officiating crew that tossed Griffin, who got tangled up with Warriors center Andrew Bogut and was tossed from the game after receiving his second technical foul. But he applauds the NBA for admitting it made a mistake.
"Just like players miss free throws, guys are going to miss calls,” Cuban said. “But we have to have transparency with the fans.
"You’re only transparent when you think your guys are good. You’re only not transparent when you don’t think your employees are good. I think what the league did was a great first step.”
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