My old friend Tom Haberstroh stops by to break an NBA omerta or two. We get into his viral thread on how he ranked NBA referees and get deeper into one of the more protected subjects in sports. Podcast discussion includes, but is not limited to:
I saved my dog’s life, right before we started recording
Clearly I’m a hero
How did Tom figure out which referees the NBA favors most?
The NBA says they want half the refs to be female, but doesn’t appear to trust anyone in this cohort with big games
What’s up with players going after the refs in public?
Why did the refs submit a cringe apology to LeBron?
A lot more is known about the the Tim Donaghy scandal than is typically discussed
How Donaghy fixed games and how he helped the NBA by being an unreliable narrator
The scale of all the money that was chasing Donaghy’s picks around the world