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.”
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