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Old 07-20-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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http://www.nypost.com/seven/07202007...rray_weiss.htm

Could there possibly be a bigger scandal in pro sports than to have it found out that the a referee is involved in point shaving? Mark my words - this is a HUGE story.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:49 PM   #2
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I don't watch a lot of NBA games, but can imagine this taking place in the NFL where officials aren't even full time employees and have to maintain careers outside the NFL.

Makes you wonder about some of the horrible calls that Refs make: ignorance, legitimate mistake or alterior motive?
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:52 PM   #3
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Since Bird, Magic & Dr. J retired I would rather watch "Who's The Boss" reruns. The NBA sucks.

 
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:54 PM   #4
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Some good commentary on this issue from a blogger on ESPN: http://myespn.go.com/blogs/truehoop/...nightmare.html

If arrests are made, this is the biggest issue in sports; it cuts to the very heart of what sports mean to people. This also likely means that Vegas is probably out as a possible new city for an NBA franchise, as has long been rumered (even though corruption could just as easily occur in San Antonio or Sacramento as in Sin City); public perception won't allow it.

I swear to God, David Stern's going to have someone shot over this.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:55 PM   #5
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Since Bird, Magic & Dr. J retired I would rather watch "Who's The Boss" reruns. The NBA sucks.
This is bigger than the NBA, though. If it can happen there, why not major league umpires? Why not NFL officials?
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:59 PM   #6
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This is bigger than the NBA, though. If it can happen there, why not major league umpires? Why not NFL officials?
True, this is a huge story....I am just venting about how a league/sport I once loved has been ruined by punks, hoodlums & gangstas

 
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:09 PM   #7
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Yeah, I can see this causing problems throughout pro sports. Maybe because of this the various sports will start rating officials and holding them accountable for poor calls. Probably won't happen, but it would be nice...

Boston, I'm with you. I can't even watch the nba anymore. Huge ncaa fan, went to uconn, but can't stand the nba now...
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:05 PM   #8
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As Bill Simmons said, it's such as shame that David Stern pushed Amare and Diaw onto the court like that....
How dare those refs interfere with the NBA.
Don't they know that it's Stern's job to determine the outcome.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:32 PM   #9
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I heard they were drug testing the refs for steroids and stupidity....




Not really, I just made it up...besides, I don't even watch BB.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:55 PM   #10
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Sounds like they need to start paying the refs better.

 
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