Originally Posted by Zinc_Stang
Where did the NBA admit they made a mistake? The NBA always seem to make up for mistakes they made the previous game by giving that team phantom calls or touch fouls in their favor. Yet Stern and the NBA say every game in the NBA is called the same and that goes for every player and team.
the story on Dallas News.
The NBA didn't really **** Dallas, just admits that Dallas got screwed by the timing devices the refs were wearing that control the clocks.
NBA admits timing device malfunctioned
11:14 PM CDT on Wednesday, June 14, 2006
By CHUCK CARLTON / The Dallas Morning News
MIAMI – Two timing glitches allowed an extra 3.4 seconds to elapse late in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the league acknowledged Wednesday.
One instance occurred with 45.3 seconds remaining, when 2.5 seconds ran off the clock on a foul against the Mavericks' Jason Terry. The second came with 4.3 seconds remaining, when 0.9 seconds ticked away after a foul by Udonis Haslem of the Heat.
"In both cases, the cause of the problem was a malfunction in the electronic device worn by one of the game officials, which is designed to automatically stop the clock when the referee's whistle is blown," NBA senior vice president Stu Jackson said in a statement. "The NBA will replace the defective equipment for subsequent games of the Finals."
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he considered the issue closed. "As far as the clock thing, it's over with," Cuban wrote in an e-mail.