After a brutal 23 point loss to the Brooklyn Nets on a Martin Luther King Day matinee, the New York Knicks — and especially Carmelo Anthony — must come to this realization: to find the right answers they have to understand the right problems. If they don’t figure out how to accept the reality of their problems — and there are many — then they will never be able to overcome them.
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Hours after it was reported that Mark Cuban would be receiving a fine from the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks owner took to Twitter to voice his thoughts on the matter.
Never one to bite his tongue, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Cuban chose to comment on the issue.
As he took to social media upon hearing of the $100,000 fine, Cuban hinted that this would not be the last time he would be getting penalized by NBA officials.
Mark Cuban said he wanted to get fined one more time by commissioner David Stern before the old man steps down.
The NBA socked the Dallas Mavericks owner with a $100,000 fine Saturday for confronting the officials and directing inappropriate language at them following the Mavericks’ 129-127 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Staples Center.
Cuban has been fined 20 times, including 14 for criticizing officials. The penalties have added up to nearly $1.9 million, and Cuban matches each of the penalties with a donation to charity.
During the game in question, the Mavs blew a 15-point lead in the final 5 1-2 minutes. The officials working the game were Ron Garretson, Leroy Richardson and Karl Lane.
The big winners have been a team that got rid of the highest scorer among the traded players and a team that acquired a player who has yet to play. The big loser has been a team that swears by analytics.
Another way to look at it is like this: The biggest trades thus far have been the ones that haven’t been made – Omer Asik for Thaddeus Young, Carmelo Anthony for Blake Griffin, Pau Gasol for just about anybody.
And with six weeks until the trading deadline, there will be plenty more trades that are and aren’t made.
But we can’t grade those. So we graded the ones that have been made.
NEW YORK — The NBA acknowledged another mistake by its referees Sunday, saying a 3-shot foul should have been called at the end of last night’s Pelicans-Mavericks game.
“After reviewing postgame video, we have determined a foul should have been called on Dallas’ Monta Ellis for illegal contact on the arms of New Orleans’ Austin Rivers while Rivers was attempting a three-point field goal. Rivers should have been awarded three free throws with 0.6 left on the clock,” NBA vice president Rod Thorn said in a statement.
The guilty parties in this whistle-swallowing fiasco were Eric Dalen, Tony Brothers and John Goble,
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Rivers pleaded for a foul call as the referees were leaving the court, and coach Monty Williams said video showed Ellis had his arm across both of Rivers’ arms.
The play happened just a few feet away from Brothers, but it appeared he did not have a clear angle to see the obvious foul.
“That’s embarrassing,” said Williams. “That’s not right. A no-call in a game like that when Dirk (Nowitzki) gets the same call in the first half and they shot 45 free throws? Certainly, we’re not going to blame the game on the referees.”