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NBA Ref Scandal – Let’s Blame Tim Donaghy! Why? Read to know

The big news in the NBA is the revelation that one of the NBA’s referees, Tim Donaghy, has been gambling on games and allegedly has been making calls to affect the outcome of the game in his favor.

This is horrible news for the NBA. It’s already pretty clear that certain players get calls from the referee but now someone with ulterior motives is making calls too. The NBA could be in a lot of trouble with their fans as some may begin to suspect that the results they are seeing aren’t real.

Tim Donaghy deserves whatever punishment he gets but at the same time this Tim Donaghy stuff is getting a little bit out of hand. Since it was revealed that Tim Donaghy was betting on games, almost every fan, newspaper writer, talking head and cheerleader has been talking about how Tim Donaghy ruined a certain game.

Remember that game where there was a questionable foul at the end of the game? I bet Tim Donaghy was the referee. Remember that game where the Knicks had 30 fouls and the Pistons had 15? That had to be Tim Donaghy fixing the game. Remember the time that guy tried to do the trampoline dunk like the mascots and screwed up? Tim Donaghy totally fixed the trampoline.

The worst is that everyone is bringing up the Suns and Spurs series again. I still don’t know what Steve Nash did that made the entire NBA fan base decide to bend over and kiss his bottom but after Steve Nash and his Suns got dominated by the Spurs the fans are still mad two months later.

Tim Donaghy was the referee of game 3. That’s why the Suns lost! They got screwed! Give it up. The San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns because they are the better team. The San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns because they are the tougher team. The San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns because Tim Duncan was the best player on the court. The San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns because the Suns couldn’t guard Tony Parker if he had a blindfold on, one arm tied behind his back and his shoes tied together.

Tim Donaghy is a gambler, a cheat and I don’t care for the guy but he’s not an excuse for every outcome of every game. Pretty soon people will be claiming he had an affect on games he wasn’t even a part of or even sports he wasn’t a part of. Man those Cubs could’ve made the playoffs if it wasn’t for Tim Donaghy catching that foul ball. The Michigan Wolverines could’ve won that championship if Tim Donaghy didn’t call that timeout. Remember that time Mookie Wilson hit that ground ball that went through Tim Donaghy’s legs?

If everyone is outraged that Tim Donaghy would call a foul on somebody just because he needs them to score a few more points then why aren’t people outraged that some referees call fouls just because a certain player is a star or because a certain player is a veteran? Giving a foul to somebody that doesn’t deserve it because it will be calculated as the 먹튀검증 in the game which means the score does not count no matter whether its for the winning or losing team, or not giving a foul to somebody who does deserve it is cheating regardless of what the reason is.

Let’s not forget all Tim Donaghy has to do is beat the spread, he doesn’t have to have a certain team win. He could easily fix games without affecting the final outcome of the game. Does that make it all right? Of course not, but the point is not every game that Tim Donaghy officiated had a screwy ending. Not every team that won a Tim Donaghy game was handed a victory. After all Tim Donaghy fixed the 1985 NBA Draft so the New York Knicks would get Patrick Ewing but it never got them an NBA Championship.

Sports Betting – Rigged Games in brief! What are they? Read to know

The NBA has a nice slogan which can be used to underline the industry of Sports – Where rigged games happen! –

As if luck , bad refereeing calls, poor form , injuries aren’t enough factors that give any sports fan headaches, the most dangerous factor that affects the predictions of every regular gambler- professional or amateur- are the fixed games.

Analyzing the last decades there were a bunch of scandals that involved bribing players and referees to gain financial advantages.

If we look back at the ’90s , the match fixing scandal involving Marseille’s president Bernard Tapie resulted in OM’s relegation to the second division where they spent two years until returning to top flight football. In addition to that they were banned to play in the Champions League during the 1993-94 season and were stripped of a domestic league title they won in 1992.

More recently the Calciopoli affair that struck Italy in 2006 was even more damaging for football’s global reputation. It involved several referees and 5 top italian teams like : Milan, Lazio , Fiorentina, Reggina and obviously Juventus.

Only Juventus was relegated and stripped of two italian league titles, the other four teams were fined and deducted points. Interesting fact just months after this affair was uncovered, was that the Italian national team went on to win the World Cup in 2006 held in Germany.

That same year , the organisers of the World Cup were hit by a match manipulation scandal aswell. It had german referee Robert Hoyzer as a centre piece , who after destroying a Cup game between Hamburg and underdogs Paderborn , which surprisingly at that moment was won by the outsiders, admitted to have links with the Croatian betting mafia. This wasn’t an individual case, because in order to secure payoffs from high stake gamblers , Hoyzer caved in and admitted to have manipulated at least six other matches.

Obviously football’s leading body -FIFA- through its eternal president Sepp Blatter is trying to prevent this affairs from ever happening again. And surely allowing huge betting companies to sponsor top european teams like Milan and Real Madrid just to name a few, is a step in the right direction!

Maybe this way Milan’s recent win in the Champions League away to Real Madrid can be explained. A few things to add to their unexpected victory…..first of all Milan’s domestic form was awful , they couldn’t even get passed teams like Bari in the Italian League and more important two of Milan’s three goals came after huge errors by the world’s best keeper-Iker Casillas of Sbobet that has different types of services apart from the games of casino or the redirecting features to other online gambling sites. Two weeks later this teams met again and drew on Milan’s home pitch. The draw was just enough to keep both sides in the top two positions of the group, that allow them qualification to the next stages of the competition. Coincidental or not….the third placed team in that group is Tapie’s former team, Marseille.

The integrity of the people around and inside sports force me to state that, coincidences are just the Devil’s way of remaining anonymous.