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Personal Foul by Tim Donaghy
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Feb 20, 12

Read in February, 2012

An amazing confirmation of the influence referees have on NBA games. Tim Donaghy writes about games and referees that as a long-time NBA fan I recognize to be true. The Western Conf finals stolen from the Kings; how Jake O'Donnell hated Clyde Drexler; how David Stern tries to hide it all. Sure Donaghy gambled and screwed up, but it took someone who had nothing to lose to tell the stories we all knew were there.

Offending referees still call the games today. Some have their own felony convictions, as you may recall the airline ticket cash-in scheme. Those referees were convicted of tax crimes as they stole from their employer.

It's a shame the game I love more than any other sport is ran by greedy, rich 1%-ers trying to milk it for every penny they can. The referees are just a reflection of their leaders.
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