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October 29, 2009 10:40 AM Subscribe
The book the NBA doesn't want you to read.
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Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy
was convicted of passing inside information on NBA games to gamblers, for thousands of dollars. He has written a book purporting to reveal many explosive scandals about NBA officiating (detailed excerpts
). It was scheduled for publication by Random House (cached Amazon page)
, then cancelled
after an alleged lawsuit threat by the league.
Donaghy's book names names about organized referee manipulation 1) favoring Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers, 2) to extend playoff series, 3) against strong defenders such as Raja Bell, 4) betting with each other on calls during games, 5) makeup calls, 6) feuds with players, etc.
In 2007, when Donaghy was arrested, a league investigation found that every single NBA referee gambled in violation of the rules
, half betting in casinos. In response, they relaxed the rules against betting.