60 Minutes stabs the NBA forcefully.

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  1. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    anyone see the 60 minutes episode yesterday?

    Tim Donaghy was interviewed (the ref who gambled on nba games)

    anyways he basically said that refs hate and love certain players and will either call or not call fouls accordingly. Allen Iverson, for example, is hated among the refs and certain games refs would say before the game...I dont like that guy..lets show him a lesson tonight. Meanwhile, Kobe was generally loved by refs and they let him get away with more stuff. Of course this is was Donaghy said, but he worked with the FBI for a lighter sentence with the condition that any lie would break the connection, so I tend to believe him more than not believe him.

    The interview also mentioned that refs were urged to extend playoff series and favor the big teams during playoffs in order to increase ratings.

    I think i generally always thought wow this ref is gunning for this player, but to actually hear it be true was somewhat shocking.

    the nba did not participate in the interview..they said no comment effectively. In the past they have said this ref is lying.

    thoughts?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Nice thread title. :rolleyes:
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wow, you should work for Fox News. Your sensational thread titles may lead to a promising career similar to that of screaming fire in a crowded movie theater when no fire exists.
     
  4. iOrlando thread starter macrumors 68000

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    well..when i was watching it last night...i was thinking this is pretty much the worst thing that can happen to NBA PR. the guy basically was calling the NBA a sham (ok maybe generalizing a bit) but the refs do have a large impact on the games..and for them to use unfair practices and unethical behavior to decide games...that is huge for the NBA.
     
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    Wresting is a huge sham and it has for reasons I will never understand a huge fan base.
     
  6. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Ok, I petition we make a lack of spolier alerts a bannable offense.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Alternatively, one could argue that wrestling is just an honest version of pro sports -- admitting brazenly that it is "sports entertainment" and that its adherence to the game has relatively little import.

    I mean, after all, if one wanted excellent mechanics, one would watch college basketball, probably women's college basketball. The gamesmanship in the minor leagues has long been better than MLB. College football has much better pathos than the NFL. :p

    (Of course, I'm just butting my nose in here... I don't watch sports much.)
     
  8. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    In other news the sky was blue today.

    One quarter of one NBA game is all it should take anyone to realize that the NBA needs to clean up it's act. Basketball is a great sport, but I can't stand the NBA.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Are you this guy by any chance? :D
     
  10. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Argh. Cant see youtube videos at work. Oh well.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I watch college basketball not the NBA.
     
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You're not going to want to see it. :D It's you though. :)
     
  13. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Oh well thats reassuring. When I saw this video I immediately thought of you...
     
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Now that's uncalled for!! I've never been so insulted. :D
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    LMAO. First Santa, now this. Poor boy. :D


    Wow. Just wow.
     
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