Dallas Mavericks owner was told to sue the NBA

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NBA officials are always scrutinized heavily with accusations of match fixing usually heard among the conspiracy theorists of the NBA.

One such conspiracy theorist could be Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks who according to reports today in the Oregonian had NBA officials investigated following the 2006 season.

Cuban was reportedly so disgusted at perceived favouritism toward Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade during those finals that he held talks with investigator Warren Flagg, a former FBI agent.

In the report, Flagg said: "“Cuban asked me what he should do. I told him, ‘Sue and you’ll win your case,’ but he knew he’d be killing the Golden Goose.”

Cuban has had many a disagreement with NBA officials, and most notably former NBA commissioner David Stern.

Stern fined Cuban $450,000 for disagreeing with officials during that 2006 finals series and for making comments about how NBA officials are selected.

Of course, NBA officials are not perfect, they make mistakes just like every other person. Blown calls are sometimes just blown calls and one team is never favored over the other.

I'm not sure that Cuban would have won his legal case against the NBA had they pursued it. It's not clear whether Flagg believed it himself.

All we can hope for is that this year's finals are not ruined by NBA officials making bad calls and that match-fixing claims stay far, far away.

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