Personal Foul (Google eBook)

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Clerisy Press, 2010 - Basketball - 273 pages
22 Reviews
The media has often speculated and sports fans have debated, but until now no one has known the real story. "Personal Foul" takes an in-depth look at former NBA referee Tim Donaghy and the betting scandal that rocked professional basketball. This is the decisive book that reveals exactly what was done and how it all happened. Which games were affected and how? Did referees target particular players or teams? Just how much did the NBA know and when? How did the mafia get involved? The book answers all of these questions and more. Thrilling and poignant, "Personal Foul" takes readers on the journey of one man wrestling his own demons and shines a light on a culture of gambling and "directive" officiating in the NBA that promises to change the way sports fans view the game forever. The book also includes a foreword by Phil Scala, the FBI Special Agent who worked the Gambino case.
  

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User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

Wow, i had no idea donaghy was such a pathological liar, degenerate gambler and overall scumbag. yet he writes a book and tries to act as if he is a nice guy. interesting insight into the mind and bias nature of the nba though. Read full review

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User Review  - Ejieok23 - Goodreads

fairly good. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Ba Ba and the Black Sheep
1
Chapter 2 The Education of an NBA Referee
13
Chapter 3 Down the Rabbit Hole
29
Chapter 4 Men in Stripes
41
Chapter 5 The Players League
59
Chapter 6 How the Game Is Really Played
87
Chapter 7 On the Take
119
Chapter 8 The Beginning of the End
135
Chapter 10 How I Picked the Games
165
Chapter 11 Swish
185
Chapter 12 Judgment Day
199
Chapter 13 Life Behind Bars
217
Fixing the NBA
237
Acknowledgments
245
Index
247
Copyright

Chapter 9 Welcome to the FBI
151

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