Refs Betting on Games?

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  1. Dlev59

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    "Don`t like the hype over a one dimensional player"

    You have critcized the kids mother. So, the one dimensional player line doesn`t add up.


    Perhaps the reason thehype is so heavy on the kid is because he had an exceptional college career. AJ didn`t attend college and as of yet has done nothing in the NBA.

    He will certainly get his chance this year and IMO, he will do a good job.

    I am officially done with commenting on your Kevin Durant hate crusade.
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    Is there a limit to how many posts you can edit in a day? LOL

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  4. Dlev59

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    An eye opening comment in that article was, "Stern did not comment on refs showing favortisim towards certain players"...........


    WOW!!!!!
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    Doesn't surprise me.
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    http://www.pistonsforum.com/2007-playoffs/6419-1st-round-game-2-orlando-mon-april-23rd-7pm.html

    This is the discussion thread for the playoff game that Donaghy was involved in b/t the Pistons and the Magic.

    Detroit was favored by 8.5, but we ended up winning by only 8.
    The over/under was 184, which was exceeded by 4 points.

    The thing that jumps out to me in the discussion of the game was this quote by Roscoe-

    He did have 13 free throws. In the regular season, he only had more 3 times.
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    Say what?

    Are you okay? Seriously.

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    Why would he?

    He may not be loved by all, but he ain't stupid!!!

    You don't build up the NBA the way he has and help to increase the player's pay scale and increase owner's profit by being stupid!!!
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    When I get some time (ha!) I will try to see if I have this game, and watch to see Donaghy's calls that affected the score.
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    I don't mind if Durant gets hype if he earns it and does not get any special treatment. Thats what I hated about Lebran James.

    Overall I thought the calls were getting better over the years. Back in the 80's it was so obvious that they wanted to get Boston and LA in the Finals.

    Not being a sports gambler point spreads is something that I never thought about. Its very upsetting that the sport was compromised in that fashion and like many of you I cannot buy the other refs claims that they knew nothing about it.

    The refs also need to be taken down a peg. They should not be allowed to strut around handing techs out whenever they feel like it. Their personal bias to other players/teams is also something that should no longer be tolerated.
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    Looks like Donaghy also bet on games he didn't officiate in knowing the dislikes and favoritisms of other refs. IMO he's not the lone bad apple...he just happened to get caught because he did it more than the others.

    ESPN - Donaghy bet on games he worked in '06-07 season, feds say - NBA
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    Don' must've had it down to a science.
    Just a little too cocky. Should've invited Stern.
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    Donaghy's attorney filed another letter with the court stating that
    Of course, NBA is denying that there's any merit to it. I wonder if there's any truth to that or just a desperate attempt by Donaghy to avoid the prison term.

    ESPN - Attorney drops bombshell accusations, argues for probation for Donaghy - NBA
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    By how many points do you think a severely corrupt ref could change a game and not get caught?

    Say the Pistons beat the Celtics 90 to 89 with fair calls.
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    I wonder if the US attorney's office is keeping a lid on the whole thing until after the Finals...afterall, they didn't release the Donaghy stuff until after the season ended last year and now, Donaghy's sentencing is scheduled to occur after the Finals. This could be an interesting post-season.
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    This is what happens when you have a strong mind ref.
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    Not sure if this was posted, skimmed through the thread quick

    Ex-referee Tim Donaghy blows whistle on NBA dirty secrets
    Lakers/Kings 2002 WCF Game 6 ?
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    Duh.........

    Well, if there was ever a series that was fixed, that one certainly qualifies.

    I wish they could prove it and strip away the Lakers ship..........:MusicBigGrin:

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