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Tricky Dave's Watergate
Considering Tim Donaghy's latest bombshell, it's not too much of an exaggeration to say the NBA is teetering on the edge of disaster. All it takes in one person corroborating Donaghy's charges and the NBA is done, or at least severely crippled. If this was Watergate, it would be about March 1973 right now. This scandal is one Deep Throat away from taking down David Stern.

Donaghy is saying the NBA -- not independently crooked refs, not bookmakers, not the mob, but the N.B.A itself -- fixed playoff games. Yeah, as Stern quickly points out, Donaghy's a felon, but as the commish tries harder and harder to convince America that this scandal is limited to Donaghy and Donaghy alone, he's sounding more and more like Tricky Dick dismissing the burgeoning Watergate scandal as nothing but "a third-rate burglary."

Look at the reaction from those around the league -- it doesn't blow anyone's mind that an NBA fix might have actually happened. That's revealing in and of itself.

Stern should just remember that it wasn't the crime that brought down Nixon, it was the cover-up.

Posted by Jason Thornbury at 6/10/2008 10:56:00 PM

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NBA Finals Game 3 - live blog
You're watching the game, let's hear your thoughts.

Me, I want to know who's sitting on either side of Jack. And I'm wondering if the short turn-around from Game 2 to Game 3 has anything to do with the mediocre play through 2.5 quarters tonight.

Not much home-court edge for the Lakers, eh? It's been a dead crowd all night.

Enough of the Boston music, ABC. We get it. Can't you spin something by Aerosmith (I know, NH) or the Cars? Something else, anything else? (Put me in charge, and you're hearing Letters to Cleo.)

Okay, advertising, you win . . . I want a BlackBerry. I'm joining the dark side very soon.

Your witness.

Posted by Scott Pianowski at 6/10/2008 7:49:00 PM

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