Author: Brett Pollakoff

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Disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy to appear in CNBC documentary


Tim Donaghy was an NBA referee who used inside information to bet on games.

That was the innocent explanation; the more damning one involved him making disingenuous calls that would influence games so that the bets he made would end up with favorable results.

Donaghy eventually served time in prison for his actions, but has remained in the gambling underworld ever since. He picks games professionally, and has attempted to remain in the spotlight to make a living off of his NBA excommunication.

This latest documentary from CNBC doesn’t appear to be any different. While we’ll have to wait until the entire thing debuts Thursday, May 28 at 10p ET/PT to see for sure, this teaser clip sure appears as though he’s simply giving us more of the same.

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala with monster dunk in first half of Game 2 vs. Rockets (VIDEO)

Andre Iguodala

The Warriors jumped out to an early double-digit lead in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Rockets, and the bench was able to get rolling as much as the starters were as the team got loose in transition.

Andre Iguodala threw down this impressive dunk on the break …


… which Stephen Curry enjoyed immensely while getting some rest on the sidelines.


Report: Kristaps Porzingis will draw ‘significant interest’ from Magic, Kings, Pistons in NBA Draft

Kristaps Porzingis

Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis was rumored to be worthy of the number one overall selection in this summer’s NBA Draft, and since then, has been projected to go with one of the top three picks.

While teams evaluating Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay will ultimately be the ones making the decision, should Porzingis fall out of the top four, there appear to be plenty of teams ready and waiting that would be more than happy to scoop him up.

From Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops:

Sources: Kristaps Porzingis will draw significant interest from Orlando Magic (No. 5), Sacramento Kings (No. 6) and Detroit Pistons (No. 8).

When drafting this high on the board, and especially for the teams mentioned, this isn’t necessarily about an incoming prospect’s potential fit.

It’s almost always about getting the best player available, and the skill set Porzingis possesses makes him an intriguing selection really at any position once you get past the top two or three picks.

Porzingis is 7’1″, and averaged 10.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots in international play this past season, while knocking down 37.9 percent of his shots from three-point distance.