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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by dba, Jul 20, 2007.
It would be fun to watch replays of the games in question.
I told you guys about this during the Cleveland series. Who believed me? Believe me now. http://www.pistonsforum.com/detroit-pistons-general-discussion/6518-nba-crocked-what.html
At least half of your statement is true. Lebron he be the man, just like Wade was last year.
I think you are being a little naive. Millions of fans bet daily on sporting events, including pro basketball. Bets on the final point spread, winner loser, bets on who wins individual quarters. etc. Fans do care, more than you think, about the final point spread.
What games was he a part of?
He was officiating game 2 between Detroit and Orlando that Detroit won 98-90. Line on the game was -9. Last minute it was all fouls and free throws by Pistons. ESPN.com - NBA - Play-By-Play - Magic at Pistons
There were only 12 free throws in the last minute. That isn't much by NBA standards. And most of them were by us. I like the "Darko makes 9 foot hook shot" at the :35 second mark. 9 foot hook shot? Try throwing that up at the gym and seeing if you get the ball again.
Tom Donaghy, the crooked ref and not a fan of Rasheed Wow, isn't this a blip. Rasheed was suspended for 7 games several years ago because of this crook. We this guy refereed a couple of pistons games last season. Don't think that this ssue stops with Donaghy. This is only the beginning. 9 times out of 10 there are other crooked ones that need to be added to the list. We pistons fans have alluded to this for years, now it's coming to fruition.
The felonious Donaghy has some history with the Pistons. He was working the night the brawl broke out, and he's the ref who Sheed allegedly threatened a few years ago. That incident got a lot of press, and it's probably one of the single biggest causes of Sheed's cursed relationship with the powers that be.
Re: Tom Donaghy, the crooked ref and not a fan of Rasheed I'll be surprised if more than one ref is involved. There is no way you can keep something like that a secret if it involves many people.
Re: Tom Donaghy, the crooked ref and not a fan of Rasheed Did he keep it a secret? Somebody found out. And I bet they were tipped off a while ago and he has been watched during the evidence gathering phase since.
Can you say 3 fouls in 2 minutes? Now all of these type of calls will make fans wonder when their team is ahead and all of a sudden their player is put on the bench with 3 quick fouls and the other team goes on a huge run. Also I heard that it was known in NBA circles that this dude had a serious gambling problem. So whay was he still allowed to officiate games?
Re: Tom Donaghy, the crooked ref and not a fan of Rasheed Which in turn means that NBA allowed games to be fixed during the evidence gathering phase?
Re: Tom Donaghy, the crooked ref and not a fan of Rasheed How many centuries did the Catholic church keeps its problem secret? A number of people in each generation have always suspected it might be the case, but no one suspected it was as broadly prevalent as it is turning out to be. We have only seen the tip of the betting iceberg here with regard to NBA refs.
Re: Tom Donaghy, the crooked ref and not a fan of Rasheed I sure hope not. But if it is true, than fans, as already indicated on ESPN, should get refunds. If you buy something and it turns out to be not what you were buying, shouldn't you be able to return it?
Innocent until proven guilty.
Re: Tom Donaghy, the crooked ref and not a fan of Rasheed Yes to answer your question. But the question then is: What do NBA fans buy when they go to games or subscribe to cable to watch the NBA? The psychology of the sports fan is not so straight forward. It is a lot more than just about winning. There is a lot of belonging to a group, the excitement of the game, the discussion of the sport and people in the sport etc. When I go to NBA games I feel that part of my ticket price is to be able to watch the dancers during time outs, and hob nob with Jack Nicholson etc. Certainly part of the ticket value is based upon winning and losing but the question becomes what percentage of a ticket value or cable cost is connected to winning and losing as opposed to the other benefits and pleasures that a fan gets by participating in the sport as a fan.
Re: Tom Donaghy, the crooked ref and not a fan of Rasheed What about all the other gamblers that bet on those tainted games? What about them?
Re: Tom Donaghy, the crooked ref and not a fan of Rasheed I doubt they would tell the NBA.
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