Doesnt this make you wonder?
We all know that the 2002 western conference playoffs were rigged for fact thanks to Tim Donaghy but do you believe any of these other excerpts from his book:
i dont know it sounds kinda convincing
Interesting read, but Donaghy doesn't have any credability in my eyes. It still makes you think though...
i hope that stuffs not true. It's terrible: we've all seen our favorite teams get crap calls all night long, and we've all seen when the foul is called on someone other than the superstar with foul trouble. Could this be the reason, or is Donaghy just feeding us B.S? If it's true, Donaghy is not the only bad ref in the league, he makes it sound like they're all like him. I wish the guys would just let us watch real, HONEST basketball!
I wouldn't trust Donaghy. That dude has dimed out everyone trying to save is own ass. He has no respect from anyone.
I think he is a scum-bag piece of shit, personally, but I in all honesty believe him. Although I find it hard to fathom that senoir citizen NBA ref's could be sooooooo immature in their actions.
BTW everyone knew Allen was disliked everywhere by every1, and the dude still killed it every night, imagine if he had gotten the benefit of the doubt?
the company that was supposed to publish this book checked into the credibility of Donaghy's claims in the book and have found him to be unreliable and have pulled the plug on the book. Donaghy will have to continue to look for someone to be gullible enough to publish that crap.
Desperate times call for desperate measures... Even if he is right, nobody would believe him anyways... He lost his credibility...
Tim Donaghy is dirt and has no credibility at this point, but I think his claims need to be investigated thoroughly. For some odd reason, I don't doubt a lot of what he's saying. Nobody wanted to take anything Jose Canseco said seriously either, but a lot of what he said ended up being true. That's something to keep in mind.
I remember when a referee tossed Duncan out of the game for literally no reason. I remember some of the most silliest technical fouls and violations being called. I think about some of the most obvious calls not called. I just wouldn't be surprised if his claims had some validity.
joey crawford reffed that game and asked Duncan if he wanted to fight crawford was suspended for the remainder of the season and the finals that broke his finals consecutive streak at 21consecutive finals appearances. and joey crawford returned the favor a year later and reffed that playoff game where derrick fisher fouled brent barry but it was a no call. you tell me if its just coincidence?
I believe it I pay close attention to just about all the games because i live in vegas and i bet on sports and from what he is saying it sounds true when watching the games and seeing how close most games are to the point spread it convinces me. from personal experience i have had games where i bet a game and a call at the end of the game that doesnt determine the outcome of the game determines whether the game covers or not its crazy but the regular casual fan wouldnt notice those types of things. also what reason does he have to lie about it. I believe him.
there might be some truth to it, but he never says that anyone besides him was fixing scores or working the spread, so I'm not sure what you are referring to Chicago1980. The FBI did a thourgh investigation and found him to be the only one at fault. All he says is that they would hold grudges or make petty bets about who calls the first foul. If those are true, then the refs need to be investigated and suffer the severest penalties if true. The nba is not trying to fix games or extend playoff series, that would be the dumbest thing in the world to risk a billion dollar business to make a few extra million. Plus, why do we get so many playoff sweeps or see a detroit/san antonio finals? When you notice bad calls,everyone likes to scream fixed, but isn't it just far more likely that the refs are humans that make mistakes from time to time.
lol people are funny, dude has lost credibility for lying yet everyone in the world at one point in time has lied so that means that he can never tell the truth. I would say that there is doubt but after watching a lot of basketball games, I am certain that a lot of what he has said is true because in order for him to have bet on games and do it by himself, he had to know that some refs will be calling a game a certain way other than that he would be stupid of him to take that risk on a game that he only has less than 35 percent control of.
Wow I read this small portion and everything dude is saying is like so real. I saw a lot of those games and honestly, everything he says makes sense. The phoenix- San Antonio game. I saw Amare repeating getting fouled and it never being called. I mean dude got obviously fouled on the same play and there was nothing. We as fans are foolish to think that this stuff is not sometimes rigged. If the league really wanted a Lakers - Cleveland match up, it would have happened. I think they want Lebron to leave Cleveland because the coach there is not helping Lebron' s success and the Gm's do not know what they are doing. Miami versus Dallas should be mentioned too because if not for Mark Cuban, that would have won it that year.
do i think some refs are shady and might have made little 50 dollar bets about a foul or something, sure. And they should be punished. Do I believe games and outcomes have been rigged, nope. Keep in ind this dude wrote this articel while sitting in a jail cell. Yeah I think he might have res=ason to lie and turn his own assumptions about refs into lies that he is trying to push in order to make the whole league look bad. If you are gonna single out every bad call then good luck finding any sport in the world that is not fixed based on that criteria.
He may have reason to lie but after getting screwed he may have reason to bite the hand that fed him too. This practice that they are doing is not new. I happens in the military and it happens in corporate America. Basketball is a sport that honestly on any given day a decent team can contend with a great team but a inexperience team will get creamed by most experienced teams. Also match ups come into play and also how the game is called is a big deal because it changes the flow of the game and also takes some player out of their focus. It is a system that can be manipulated. The thing is most things that can be manipulated will because when you make the money the NBA makes you can not leave things to chance.