Mike Brown was a little less than pleased following two whistles in 0.8 seconds to end the game against the Indiana Pacers. Well, it was really only the second call that had Brown up in arms. He never did settle himself down before talking to the press about Joey Crawford and his seemingly pre-determined makeup call to send the Pacers home with a 96-95 loss.
In fact, Mike Brown had this to say.
“I don’t care if I get fined. It is what it is. I saw the two plays. It was a bad call. He determined the outcome of the game. If they want to fine me for telling the truth, they can fine me for telling the truth.”
Well, I wonder if Mike Brown cares any more today after he found out that he will be taking a $25,000 fine with him to the All-Star break?
Even with this fine, nobody will be confusing Mike Brown for Mark Cuban. And time will tell if Mike’s little rant following the game helps or hurts the Cavs going forward. On the one hand, maybe the officials will start gunning for the Cavs because they might come across as whiners. On the other hand, you have to think that this rant earned Mike some kudos in the locker room amongst his current players. If last night’s results against Phoenix are any indication, it might have at least earned Brown some extra effort from Mo Williams.