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Basketball's point-shaving problems

The recent allegations at Auburn are the latest in a long line of gambling scandals

Originally Published: March 22, 2012
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | ESPN.com

Just before this year's NCAA tournament began, the news broke that the FBI is investigating allegations that gambling influences might have affected the scores of a couple of Auburn's regular-season games. Unfortunately, it's an old, familiar story in basketball.

Point-shaving suspicions are probably never going to be completely removed from basketball's little circle. The temptations that affect gamblers who know how to approach young, financially disadvantaged players with ...

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