Two years ago
The Tim Donaghy Scandal
Tim Donaghy admitted to betting on games he officiated in and making calls to alter outcomes to satisfy bets made by others he made promises to.
He admitted to doing this for around 4 years.
Tim Donaghy was caught, ONLY BY CHANCE BY ANOTHER ORGANISATION (FBI) who were investigating a completely different case and just happened to stumble accross a phone call that implicated him.
David Stern then came out and said that no other referees are cheating.
My question is, how does he know? Its not as if his organisation caught Donaghy. This shows that the protocols the NBA has are simply not good enough to detect cheating amongst its ranks.
If it wasnt for that stroke of good luck, Donaghy would still have continued to cheat and supplement his income with the NBA having no clue.
Now, i am not going to make an allegation that NBL players and refs cheat, but the question is, what confidence and trust do you have that this doesnt happen in the NBL?
If the NBA which is a billion dollar industry with its large resources in compliance cannot catch a cheat, what confidence do you have in the NBL?
I AM NOT SAYING THIS OCCURS IN THE NBL..
The question is, what confidence and trust do you have, especially when the players and refs are not paid no where near as much as their counterparts OS.
AGAIN, in this thread, i am NOT ACCUSING ANYONE OF ANYTHING.
The question is confidence and trust.