Tim Donaghy Asks NBA Fans, “How Far Down the Rabbit Hole Should We Go?”

December 6th, 2009 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »

As I watched Broncos-Chiefs game today on CBS, I saw repeated advertisements for the Tim Donaghy interview on 60 minutes tonight, but didn’t think much of it.

After watching the interview, I was left wondering why 60 Minutes didn’t ask him about specific allegations he made about current and past NBA referees.

Then, as I checked Denver Nuggets news, it turns out Donaghy not only helped fix a game that the Nuggets lost, he divulged some valuable “information” about many other of the NBA’s referees, specifically Dick Bavetta.

In a post from deadspin.com , which has many excerpts of Donaghy’s book Personal Foul: A First-Person Account of the Scandal that Rocked the NBA , Donaghy said Bavetta, one of the most respected NBA referees, basically fixed some NBA games—including Denver’s 2003-04 regular season finale against San Antonio.

From the book in Donaghy’s words, “Two weeks before the 2003–04 season ended, Bavetta and I were assigned to officiate a game in Oa ...

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