Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Stern Test for NBA

While the NBA Playoffs continue, an issue which commissioner David Stern tried to sweep under the rug a few months ago has (as I predicted) resurfaced with a vengeance.

As most of you know, former NBA official Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty last year to charges for taking cash payoffs from gamblers and betting on games he officiated. Donaghy has cooperated with FBI investigators and told them that relationships among officials, coaches and players "affected the outcome of games."

If these allegations are indeed true, it could put a black eye on what has been a season of resurgence in the popularity of the NBA. Stay tuned.

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