Mark Cuban Takes His Ref Gripes to Twitter

Favoritism for JR Smith? Read all about it on Mavs owner's feed
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2009 10:02 AM CDT
Mark Cuban Takes His Ref Gripes to Twitter
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tries to encourage his players as they play the Phoenix Suns in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

When Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has disagreed with referees in the past, he's tended to gripe, shout, or bellow—and pay the resulting fines. But now he's also tweeting, notes Chris Matyszczyk on Cuban posted a complaint about a no-call on a Nuggets player: "how do they not call a tech on JR Smith for coming off the bench to taunt our player on the ground?"

Cuban continued: "scary part of that play: Same crew chief from game in Denver where they missed call - last play of the game & 1st JRSmith/Wright issue." And have no doubt it's really Cuban griping: "just so you know, I dont use a "ghost twitter" like some folks do:)"

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