Found September 15, 2013 on MyTeamRivals.com:
Ever hear of the Black Sox and the 1919 World Series scandal? “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago baseball players banned for life after throwing the World Series? Perhaps Pete Rose is more familiar to you? Rose was banned for betting on baseball during his time as a manager. Well that’s baseball. Fixing games couldn’t possibly happen in the NBA could it? The FBI believes that New York Knicks players shaved points during the 1980′s. Most believe there’s just too many moving parts in the NBA for games to be fixed. However, in 2007 the FBI investigated disgraced referee Tim Donaghy for allegedly betting on games that he officiated. It was fairly easy to understand how a referee could affect a point spread by either making or failing to make a call here or there during a games. When Donaghy pled guilty and served time it was believed it was an isolated incident. For the most part it’s believed that most referees follow the NBA’s orders, not a bookies. However, twenty yea...
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