With the media salivating over disgraced NBA official Tim Donaghy’s promise to name names of coaches, players and other officials in his alleged gambling escapades, I find myself wondering how eager they’d be if he also promised to name sports writers.
This whole thing should surprise no one, especially with regard to the NBA, which David Stern has run like his own little fiefdom for the better part of 20 years. You know this thing reaches all the way back through the ’90s and “the Jordan Rules.” And I’m willing to … err, bet, that it includes playoff pairings and the draft lottery, the latter of which is inexplicably shielded from the public. Gee, nothing fishy there.
The chickens are coming home to roost. And the egg will be on Stern’s face.