Classic Basketball One-on-one

25 08 2007

It’s happened before… it’ll happen again.

24 07 2007

In 1951 an NBA referee, Sol Levy, was charged with conspiring to fix six games, during the 1949-1950 season. $500 would buy an early foul-out of an opposing player.  Sol Levy would ultimately die from multiple gunshot wounds.

“The unfortunate reality was that gambling had always played a significant role in the historical development of professional basketball in the United States.”

(Excerpt: “Wizard of Odds: How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of Basketball” by Charles Rosen)