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  1. NBA Point-Shaving Paper: Addressing Comments

    Henry Abbott

    Have you seen The Cheatwave here on ESPN.com? Click around. Lots of interesting stuff. And a great time to talk again about point shaving in the NBA. Last week I published a pretty lengthy story about the work of a Stanford undergraduate that finds s...

    Blog | August 09, 2007
  2. Talking NBA Point Shaving with Jonathan Gibbs

    Henry Abbott

    As we just discussed here on TrueHoop, Jonathan Gibbs wrote his senior thesis at Stanford about point shaving in the NBA. Through rigorous research that has been praised by some respected experts in the field, Gibbs demonstrated that over the last 14...

    Blog | July 30, 2007
  3. Research: NBA Scores Consistent with Occasional Point Shaving

    Henry Abbott

    The scenario has been in a thousand crappy mob movies and after school specials: Star athlete gets in trouble with some bad people. Bad people offer the star player a way to get out of trouble, by manipulating a game he's playing in. If he doesn't pl...

    Blog | July 30, 2007
  4. A potential nightmare

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Brian Windhorst In a story sure to send shivers up David Stern's spine, the New York Post is reporting today that an NBA referee is under investigation by the FBI for having links to a mafia-related point shaving scheme. The report says th...

    Blog | July 20, 2007
  5. NPR Has the Point-Shaving Story

    Henry Abbott

    It was in the blogosphere a while ago, but now it's on NPR....

    Blog | March 17, 2006
  6. Point Shaving in the NCAA?

    Henry Abbott

    This really isn't an NBA issue, other than it is one more drop in the cesspool of amorality that is the current American basketball development system. Basically an analysis shows that more than you'd expect statistically, favored NCAA basketball te...

    Blog | March 09, 2006
  7. When an NBA Referee Was Convicted of Shaving Points

    Henry Abbott

    Peter D. Newmann is an NBA Research and Information Specialist at ESPN, and he just emailed me the following timeline, which he constructed from the archives of The New York Times. The Case of Former NBA Referee Sol Levy Nov. 2, 1951 - Levy is arr...

    Blog | July 24, 2007