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NBA Ref claims playoff games fixed

by james on June 11th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Tim Donaghy is facing charges on gambling on NBA games. He just happens to be an NBA ref.

The league wanted a million bucks from him for costing the league money.

Tim fired back with allegations of the NBA fixing some playoff games, including the famous seven game series between the Lakers and Sacramento. The NBA and David Stern have denied the allegations.

If Tim Donaghy’s latest allegations are true, Kobe Bryant won his last championship with the help of an NBA conspiracy.

And Scot Pollard is still ringless because some guys in suits determined it would be that way.

Even with Bryant chasing another title in a marquee NBA finals matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, the league still can’t escape the Donaghy mess, now nearly a year after learning the former referee bet on games he officiated.


Scott Pollard a current Boston Celtic and Derek Fisher a current Los Angeles Laker take a look back.

In a letter filed Tuesday in New York, Donaghy’s attorney made a series of allegations about officiating corruption and misconduct within the NBA. The most damning accusation centered on the 2002 Western Conference finals, when the Lakers rallied from a 3-2 deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings.

Donaghy said two referees known as “company men” worked the controversial Game 6, when the Lakers shot 27 free throws in the final quarter and scored 16 of their last 18 points at the line in a 106-102 victory.

The injured Pollard, who now plays for Boston, was on Sacramento’s team, while Bryant and Derek Fisher played for the Lakers squad that went on to sweep New Jersey for its third straight championship.

It’s funny really, because my good friend RonB and your intrepid author have often argued (in jest to be sure) that the NBA is fixed. Didn’t David Stern want a Boston vs. LA Laker series this year? That is funny, we got one.

As always, any NBA Basketball related comments are welcome.

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