I've noticed that Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, HdNet and frequent blogger has been silent on the blogosphere since the playoffs began.
I must admit, I've been pretty disappointed. A frequent critic of the officiating in the NBA and thorn in the side of the league, I definitely expected some raving from the BlogMaverick.
Well I guess he was ignoring his blog because the Mavericks have been playing so well, and not as a new diplomatic strategy. Because after they choked in the last couple minutes and blew a chance to steal game 1 in San Antonio this afternoon, he came out in full attack mode:
But the NBA has a huge problem. It doesnt view the playoffs as a place where the very best of the best of officials go to work. It views the playoffs as part of a reward system for officials. YOu get promoted to the playoffs. Its not unusual to see an official work a single playoff game in the first round . In fact, if the info i have is correct, there are officials who havent even been promoted to full time crew cheif who get playoff assignments. How crazy is that ?