NBA

Tim Donaghy claims NBA is rigged and opens sports handicapping site

Tim Donaghy claims NBA is rigged and opens sports handicapping site

tim donaghy claims nba is rigged and opens sports handicapping site 2016 images

Former NBA Referee Tim Donaghy Opens Sports Handicapping Site, Claims League is Still Rigged

Remember Tim Donaghy? The former NBA referee spent 11 months in a federal prison for betting on NBA games and then fixing them himself to control the point spread.

The whole thing was pretty crazy. Donaghy even released a book Personal Foul: A First-Person Account of the Scandal That Rocked the NBA after his original book, Blowing the Whistle: the Culture of Fraud in the NBA was canceled by the publisher under threat of litigation by the NBA.

There was a big court case where Donaghy threw a number of officials under the bus for personal bias, wagering with other refs, and fixing playoff games at the league’s request (most notably Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings.

Well, Donaghy has since been released, and he is now working as a sports handicapper. He may not be allowed to bet on games, but it’s more than okay to sell advice on who to choose. The amazing part is, Donaghy is one of the best in the world. If you tell him who is officiating the game and the teams involved, Donaghy is nearly infallible.

Now, Donaghy is running his own handicapping site, RefPicks.com, and continuing his vendetta against the NBA and its tendency to rig games for big markets, stars, and ratings.

“Here’s the bottom line,” said Donaghy in an interview with “The Daily Beast” news site. “When Draymond Green kicks Steven Adams in the nuts like a full karate chop and doesn’t get suspended, it’s because [the Golden State Warriors] were down 3-1 and they needed him on the floor. Then he gets in a little altercation with LeBron. He grazes him, and he gets suspended.”

With all eyes on the NBA Finals, it’s not easy for Adam Silver to ensure his team comes out on top without people noticing. Donaghy believes there’s some clear foul play, however. He even made an official prediction on who the refs for Game 7 would be before the NBA’s announcement.

“The NBA releases the assignments at 9 A.M. on Sunday. I’m gonna guess them now, and we can see if I’m right. Danny Crawford, Monty McCutchen, and Duke Callahan. You watch.”

Donaghy’s served his time. No reason to lie now.

NBA
@chrismaurice

Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in NBA

devin booker 70 points doesn't help suns against celtics 2017 images

Devin Booker’s 70 points doesn’t help Suns against Celtics

Chris MauriceMarch 27, 2017
how bad is lonzo balls father lavar hurting his nba future 2017 images

How bad is Lonzo Ball’s father LaVar hurting his NBA future?

Chris MauriceMarch 21, 2017
doc rivers hating nba back to back scheduling 2017 images

Doc Rivers hating NBA back to back scheduling

Chris MauriceMarch 19, 2017
ready for march madness how to stream it live

All your March Madness live streaming options plus point spreads

Luka AlarioMarch 13, 2017
knicks triangle offensive splits kristaps porzingis and derrick rose 2017 images

Knicks triangle offensive splits Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick Rose

Chris MauriceMarch 4, 2017
warriors kevin durant knee injury brings back Matt Barnes 2017 images

Warriors Kevin Durant knee injury brings back Matt Barnes

Luka AlarioMarch 1, 2017
DeMarcus Cousins 18th technical foul seems NBA not hot on him 2017 images

DeMarcus Cousins 18th technical foul seems NBA not hot on him

Chris MauriceFebruary 28, 2017
2017 nba trade deadline winners and losers images

2017 NBA Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

Chris MauriceFebruary 24, 2017
carmelo anthony looking safe with knicks as trade deadline hits 2017 images

Carmelo Anthony looking safe with Knicks as trade deadline hits

Chris MauriceFebruary 23, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription