An NBA player irate that he hadn't been called for a foul.
In the waning seconds of the Dallas Mavericks-Denver Nuggets game this afternoon, Mavs' Antoine Wright committed what looked to the untrained eye to be a pretty intentional foul on the Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony.
And yet, the whistle never blew.
Anthony continued his motion, draining a three-pointer to give Denver a one-point lead with a second remaining -- an advantage they held onto to take a 3-0 lead in the series.
The league admitted after the game that a foul should have been called, but that's little consolation to Dallas. No NBA team has ever come down from a 3-0 series deficit to win.
The almost-always vocal Mark Cuban has been surprisingly mum on the situation, but there are reports that both he and Josh Howard has run-ins with members of the media shortly after the final whistle."At the end of the Dallas-Denver game this evening, the officials missed an intentional foul committed by Antoine Wright on Carmelo Anthony, just prior to Anthony's three-point basket."
So, where does this rank on the all-time officiating gaffs list? After reading up on some of some miserable calls I'd forgotten about, this one doesn't seem as bad.
Unless you're a Mavs fan, of course.