Why Mark Cuban Went Silent In The NBA Finals

mark-cuban

After the Dallas Mavericks had just beaten the Miami Heat in Game 6 to capture their first NBA title in franchise history, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was asked why he was uncharacteristically quiet throughout the series.

“It doesn’t matter now,” Cuban scoffed, walking away from the microphone to celebrate with his team.

And Cuban was right, the Mavericks had avenged their 2006 Finals loss to the Heat, and – thanks in part to Cuban biting his tongue, for once – the NBA can continue moving right along without anyone bringing up officiating scandals of years past.

But if you want the story behind why Cuban was silent during the series, look no further than Page 82 of former NBA official Tim Donaghy’s book “Personal Foul,” where the disgraced referee wrote candidly about the 2006 Finals where Dallas played “five against eight” and had “an uphill battle” against three biased referees.

[Read more…]