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  1. Tim Donaghy's claims on trial

    Henry Abbott

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images Tim Donaghy, disgraced former NBA referee, speaks. Tim Donaghy's book "Personal Foul" is a page-turner. At the heart of the book is a gripping and sad first-hand account of a gambling addiction tearing apart a famil...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  2. Playoff Warmup Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Leaguewide Bullets These bullets would be a lot better, but I could not stop watching this. If that doesn't give you playoff fever, nothing will. About the NBA and research into referee bias. More to come on this topic next week. A nice break...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  3. Don't Call Him "The General"

    Henry Abbott

    General Ronald Johnson has not even moved to New York yet to start his job as the NBA's first-ever senior vice president for referee operations, but already a lot of us are a little dazzled by that "General" part of his title. "The General." Try sayi...

    Blog | July 08, 2008
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Knott of The Washington Times: "Bad blood already exists between the two rivals, in part because the Cavaliers have won the previous two playoff series and James is granted wide latitude from the referees, often a hop, skip and a jump on his fora...

    Blog | April 18, 2008
  5. War Stories from a Former NBA Referee

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Trister writes up the reflections of former official Gary Benson: "This is called selective officiating," Benson explained, drawing a laugh. Benson described a time Bill Laimbeer started complaining after a call went against him. A s...

    Blog | January 31, 2007