Mark Cuban says the Mavs were “100%” robbed by refs’ “ineptitude plus one thing else” in the 2006 NBA Finals

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The Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is 100 percent convinced that the referees robbed his team in the 2006 NBA Finals. He opened about the incident in a recent interview.

Cuban revealed that the process of assigning referees for big games was flawed as it was biased. He did press the issue with the NBA and got the league to make adjustments eventually.

Per Vimal Kumar of Code List:

Sticking with basketball, do you continue to consider you bought robbed by the referees within the 2006 finals? 100 p.c.

Due to ineptitude or one thing else? Ineptitude plus one thing else. I’ve had refs inform me that I wasn’t their favourite individual.

In order that they have been screwing you deliberately? Without query.

In 2006, Dallas lost the NBA Finals in six games to the Miami Heat led t by Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal.