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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Basketball

Ray Allen Never Had to Take Last Shot

I remember what a big deal ESPN, and others, had made of the issue once Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were acquired to team alongside Paul Pierce. If it ever came down to a last second shot, which of the three players would take it? In an ESPN interview during the season, KG and Pierce…Read More

Kevin Garnett Hits on Michele Tafoya

I’ve already made it pretty clear what I think (or don’t think) of sideline reporters. It’s not necessarily them that I don’t like, it’s just that I don’t like their role. The don’t serve a purpose. Why did we need Tafoya interrupting a moment where Kevin Garnett should be celebrating with his teammates and family?…Read More

All of a Sudden Doc Rivers Is a Genius

I love how this stuff works sometimes. Last year Doc Rivers was the guy who deserved to be canned after his team did the nosedive into last place like they had a two-ton anchor attached to them. You even had guys like Ryan Gomes all but admitting they were tanking. Many people were calling for…Read More

Ralph Nader Wants Changes in the NBA, Wants to Create Fan Union

Ralph Nader was well ahead of the curve, jumping all over the officiating for Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in 2002 — the series brought into question by Tim Donaghy (least we suspect). He sent a letter to David Stern following that game and wasn’t satisfied with Stern’s response. And as you could…Read More

This Is What a Fixed Game Looks Like

Last year when this news first broke, it was Henry Abbott’s interview at True Hoop that delineated how good Tim Donaghy was at fixing games. To refresh your memory, 15 out of 15 times the point spread moved by at least 1.5 points in a sportsbook for a Donaghy-reffed game, the way the spread moved…Read More

I Helped Fix NBA Games, Too

Every sport has its problems. Baseball has the taint of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs (viagra, anyone?), football has PEDs as well, not to mention cheating coaches, and basketball has referees shaving points. The problem for the other sports? They should be blessed with enough fans to make a controversy this big of a…Read More

Who Said Laker Fans were Wusses?

Sometimes words are not needed. Enjoy. That’s what happens when you come to LA and root for the other team. Got that? And you thought LA fans were soft? Uhhhhhh!!!!! That’s what we’re all about. Not really. I guess those were some hooligans watching Game 2 at Staples Center. Next time use some common sense,…Read More

Refs Screwing the Lakers?

Another significant playoff game gone by, another critical performance by the referees. I didn’t have the sound on while watching the game so I have no idea what was and wasn’t said by the commentary team, but there was no question that the boxscore painted a clear picture of free throw disparity between the two…Read More

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