Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Postby Balance&Options24 on Mon May 19, 2014 2:56 pm

To see if the 2006 Finals were rigged.
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Mark Cuban reportedly hired a former FBI agent to investigate whether the 2006 finals were fixed.
Dwyane Wade got a lot of calls in that 2006 title run, making it to the charity stripe an average of 18.3 times over the last four games of the series. Cuban was reportedly so livid following the Game 5 loss that he hired retired FBI agent Warren Flagg, a 20-year veteran of the bureau to look into the debacle. "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."
Source: probasketballtalk.com May 19 - 4:58 PM
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. Report: Mark Cuban hired former FBI agent to investigate league, referees after 2006 Finals
Kurt Helin May 19, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT
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In the annals of NBA referee conspiracy theories, the 2006 NBA Finals are up there with the Tim Donaghy betting scandal and a handful of others offered as “proof” by the tinfoil hat crowd that the fix is in and it comes all the way from the top.

In that series an aggressive and attacking Dwyane Wade got a lot of calls as he drove the lane on Dallas, while jump shooter Dirk Nowitzki and the other Mavs didn’t get the calls. Wade was at the line an average 18.3 times per game over the final for games of that series and seemed to get the benefit of the doubt because he was the aggressor.

Mark Cuban was so livid he hired a former FBI Agent to look into if things were fixed.

That according to John Canzano of the Oregonian who did a five-part series on officiating in the NBA.

During the 2006 NBA Finals, Cuban was frustrated after a Game 5 loss to the Heat, and went on the floor to vent to official Joe DeRosa, glaring, too, at Stern in the stands. Earlier that same playoffs Cuban also criticized how the officials are selected for the playoffs. He was fined $450,000 for those two incidents….

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.”

What did you expect the guy with the investigation business to say, “I couldn’t find anything?” That’s not how he gets paid.

Officiating in the NBA is far from perfect, something these playoffs have clearly shown. Canzano’s series does a great job in looking at both that and the perception problems it creates for the league. Adam Silver is trying to be more transparent with officiating corrections, but there needs to be more public accountability. There is a fantastic part of the series that talks about the power struggles within officiating crews and how that can skew calls. There’s more.

All of that leads to some to make the next leap to conspiracy theory. But just as is the main flaw with almost any conspiracy — the illuminati, the CIA killed Kennedy, Area 51, etc — it counts on large groups with sometimes competing interests plus often inefficient organizations to maintain perfect secrecy and focus on the end game. The league with its owners and all those referees couldn’t do that if they wanted do.

A bad call is just a bad call. If you don’t want to be subject to the whims of calls late, win the game by 20. Otherwise this is just part of the contest.
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Re: Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon May 19, 2014 3:01 pm

actions detrimental to the League?
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Postby pound4pound1 on Mon May 19, 2014 3:06 pm

time for Silver to force Cuban to sell the team
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Re: Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Postby Rooscooter on Mon May 19, 2014 3:13 pm

Sue and you'll win your case..... Hmmmm.

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Re: Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Postby John3:16 on Mon May 19, 2014 10:37 pm

Anyone who watched it knows what was up.
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Re: Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Postby Weezy on Tue May 20, 2014 12:35 am

Dwyane Wade shot a record 97 free throws in that series, that's all I have to say about that. I've never seen so many phantom fouls in a series in my life.
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Re: Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Postby 432J on Tue May 20, 2014 12:46 am

why did he have to hire an FBI agent?

any normal person who watched that series could tell it was rigged
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Re: Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Postby Realm of Shadows on Wed May 21, 2014 7:46 pm

Give credit where credit is due, the refs came up big in that series! I mean D-Whistle, I mean Wade. :man10:
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Re: Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Postby Battle Tested20 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:14 am

Weezy wrote:Dwyane Wade shot a record 97 free throws in that series, that's all I have to say about that. I've never seen so many phantom fouls in a series in my life.
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Re: Mark Cuban hired a former FBI agent

Postby Congo Cash on Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:52 am

What a waste of money... Anyone minus Heat fans knows what's up...
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