07.20.07 11 years ago 31 Comments

Unless the New York Post is wrong — and it is never wrong — an as-yet-unnamed NBA official made calls that affected the point spreads of the games he was working because he was betting on games and was closely tied to an organized crime syndicate. 

Personally, I'm a little skeptical.  It's pretty hard to believe that only one NBA referee is fixing games.

Federal agents are set to arrest the referee and a cadre of mobsters and their associates who lined their pockets, sources said. "These are dangerous people [the referee] was involved with," a source said…

The sources indicated the referee apparently had a gambling problem, slipped into debt and fell prey to mob thugs. "That's how he got himself into this predicament" by wagering with mob-connected bookies, one source said.

That's why I recommend Bruno above the deli at 4th Avenue and 83rd Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn — totally mob-free!  And he does all his own finger-breaking.  It's a really personal experience.

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