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Corruption on the court is bad news for NBA

It's highly problematic that the NBA wasn't able to detect a cheater amongst its referee ranks. Story

Updated: July 20, 2007, 7:22 PM ET
By Bomani Jones | Page 2

David Stern must yearn for the good old days, when the worst thing anyone had to say about the refs was that they didn't know what the hell they were doing.

Now, the New York Post reported that an NBA official will be indicted next week for allegedly shaving points at the behest of the mob (ESPN learned the official is Tim Donaghy, a 13-year veteran). That's a whole lot worse.

Incompetence is forgivable. Lots of us are bad at our jobs, so we can let a man slide for not being so great ...

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