Dallas Mavericks owners Mark Cuban really doesn’t like referees.
He was reportedly so pissed after the 2006 NBA Finals when his team lost to the Miami Heat in six games that he considered filing a lawsuit against the league.
The (Portland) Oregonian‘s John Canzano mentioned this in his five-part investigation on NBA officiating:
Retired FBI agent Warren Flagg, a 20-year veteran of the bureau, said he consulted with Cuban after that playoff debacle. Flagg now runs his own New York-based investigation and security firm. He looked deep into officiating, as Flagg said, Cuban was considering a lawsuit.
“Cuban asked me what he should do,” Flagg said of the 2006 Finals. “I told him, ‘Sue and you’ll win your case,’ but he knew he’d be killing the Golden Goose.”
When asked about his discussions with Flagg, Cuban said: “I don’t remember.”