..

Former Ref Who Fixed Games Suggests NBA Might Try to Influence Game 5

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Jun/12/2017

With an elimination in sight for Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Final, a former referee who served time for fixing games suggested that the league might try to extend the series by trying to influence refs officiating Monday night’s game.

“I think they’re going to show [the referees] a lot of plays that should’ve been called against Golden State and weren’t… It’s a situation where they’re going to try to get a Game 6 and open things up to create some more revenue for the league,” the disgraced ref Tim Donaghy said while appearing on KNBR Radio in San Francisco.

Donaghy served over a year behind bars for admitting to fixing games.  He officiated for 13 seasons in the NBA.

Donaghy claims he felt as though the NBA often had a clear preference in games that he officiated.

“I’ve been in the situation before, I’ve been in these meetings, I’ve been in these sessions,” Donaghy said. “I’ve walked out of them with my crew and kind of laughed thinking to ourselves, ‘Wow, they really want the Lakers,’ or ‘They want the Spurs, or the Cleveland Cavaliers to win tonight.’ It’s no secret we’ve walked out of these sessions laughing because David Stern was on TV one time saying the best NBA Finals would be the Lakers vs. the Lakers. It’s in the back of their mind at all times what’s best for the league.”

- Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

Mohegans Have Sports Betting Deal With Connecticut, Other Tribe Close

Mohegans Have Sports Betting Deal With Connecticut, Other Tribe Close

Late Tuesday it was announced that the state of Connecticut has reached an agreement with the powerful Mohegan Tribe to offer sports betting.

FanDuel Accused of in Federal Lawsuit of Delaying Real-Time in-App Scores

FanDuel Accused of in Federal Lawsuit of Delaying Real-Time in-App Scores

FanDuel is accused in a federal lawsuit by a user of their gambling app of deliberately deloaying real-time scoring data in an effort to exploit losing gamblers.

Virginians Bet Big First Week of Sports Wagering

Virginians Bet Big First Week of Sports Wagering

In just the first 11 days of live online sports betting in the Virginia commonwealth, a total of $58.89 million was wagered with four operators.

Software Company Simplebet Raises $15 Mil for New Sports Betting Service

Software Company Simplebet Raises $15 Mil for New Sports Betting Service

Simplebet software offers the opportunity for gamblers to place bets on real time odds, like which player will make the next catch in football or if the next call is a passing or running play.  And now the company says it has raised $15 million in the latest round of funding in order to enhance its product offerings.

Why Barcelona soccer is set for some big changes

Why Barcelona soccer is set for some big changes

Barcelona have long been known as one of the powerhouses of European soccer. But all is not well at the Nou Camp stadium.

Syndicate