The veteran ref -- you'd know him -- leaned in while pouring a cup of coffee.
"We don't cheat," he said. "We mess up."
The fact that that needed to be reaffirmed gives you some idea of how sensitive the striped shirts and their bosses at Olympic Tower are about the perception of how referees do their jobs. We know the litany of just last season: Mark Cuban and the Dairy Queen and Baron Davis's shot in Orlando and Game 6 in Los Angeles. And everyone having their own unshakable beliefs ...
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