This is wild, and def. news worthy. The New York Post is reporting that the F.B.I. is getting involved in investigating an NBA official who “fixed” games on which he bet on. If they find out this official worked the contraversial NBA Finals of 2006, the NBA could be in BIG trouble. Also, remember this very suspicious Lakers/Cleaveland game in the ’05-’06 season?
New York Post: The FBI is investigating an NBA referee who allegedly was betting on basketball games – including ones he was officiating during the past two seasons – as part of an organized-crime probe in the Big Apple, The Post has learned.
The investigation, which began more than a year ago, is zeroing in on blockbuster allegations that the referee was making calls that affected the point spread to guarantee that he — and the hoods who had their hooks in him — cashed in on large bets.
A law enforcement official told the AP on the condition of anonymity that the referee was aware of the investigation and was planning to surrender next week.
The official said the bets involved thousands of dollars and were made on games during the 2005-2006 and the 2006-2007 seasons.
The NBA issued a brief statement: “We have been asked by the FBI, with whom we are working closely, not to comment on this matter at this time.”