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Was game 6 of the 2002 NBA finals rigged?

Asked by VanBantam (161points) June 13th, 2008

There have been recent allegations from a former refferee that games 6 of the 2002 NBA finals was rigged. Among many bad calls made during that game were the 27 free throws that were given to the Lakers in the 4th quarter alone. I find it hard to believe that the game wasn’t rigged given how good the referees usually are. What do you guys, and gals, think?

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AstroChuck's avatar

Absolutely! It was obvious at the time when I watched it. The Kings were robbed and likely would have gone on to win the finals.

shilolo's avatar

Van, You neglected to mention that the referee in question, Tim Donaghy, has admitted betting on and fixing games personally. Last year he plead guilty to two felonies in federal court. While a number of people have been convinced for some time that something fishy went on during that game (FYI, he alleged malfeasance in the 2002 Western Conference Championship, not the NBA Finals), it is almost public knowledge. It isn’t a stretch to assume that a man whose credibility is completely gone would resort to dredging up old conspiracies in order to reduce his jail time. I’m not saying that the game wasn’t questionable, just that the allegations from the aforementioned referee should be taken with a grain of salt.

AstroChuck's avatar

Typical Lakers fan rhetoric.

shilolo's avatar

Funny. What makes you think I“m a Lakers fan? Don’t go around making assumptions.

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