Former NBA Referee Tim Donaghy spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the state of the NBA and the tough task of officiating at the highest level.

When asked about why coaches and players are subject to a substantial fine when they question an officials' call, Donaghy said the league doesn't want to face embarrassment.

 

This conversation stems from a postgame rant from Memphis Grizzlies' head coach David Fizdale who was hit with a $30,000 fine for his critical comments after his team's loss to the Spurs in Game #2.

 

 (Credit YouTube)

 Tim was a referee in the NBA for 13 years and author of the book Personal Foul. 

For the full interview, click here.  For more on Tim, click here.

 

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For decades, the officiating in the NBA has been the subject of scrutiny, mainly due to its alleged ties to gambling. That all came to a head in 2007, when a rogue referee came forward and admitted to calling unfair contests because there was money on the line.

That ref was Tim Donaghy, and he called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the 2016 NBA Finals. Donaghy shared his thoughts on the Cavaliers and Warriors, and he touched on how far he has come since 2007, which included a trip behind bars.

Before the championship series began, Donaghy tweeted "This will be the worst officiated Finals in the history of the NBA, both sides will be furious.”

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