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Netflix is planning to release a documentary featuring former NBA referee Tim Donaghy which might be bad news for the NBA

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy that was sentenced for a gambling scandal will work on the new Netflix documentary about the events that went down during those years
The Netflix is apparently working on a documentary about the gambling scandal in the NBA featuring Tim Donaghy

Tim Donaghy was an NBA referee from 1994 until 2007 when it was found out he was placing bets on the games he was officiating

Netflix is planning to release a documentary that will feature former NBA referee Tim Donaghy who was involved in a gambling scandal. Apparently, Donaghy himself will also be featured in the documentary, where he will share some more details on how the entire operation went down.

Donaghy will be the main protagonist

According to various sources, Netflix is working on a new documentary series that will touch upon the gambling scandals in the NBA, where former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was the main protagonist. There are still no details on what the actual concept of the series would look like, but knowing Netflix, they will probably have several episodes where they will try to cover the story from every possible angle, speaking with various people that were in some way connected to the events happening during that time.

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Interestingly enough, the NBA might not approve of this content because it might throw some shade on the league and how they handled the entire situation before the FBI arrested Donaghy for his crimes. Donaghy was an NBA referee from 1994 until 2007, and he officiated 772 regular-season games and 20 playoff games throughout his career.

What will the NBA say? 

Donaghy started with the entire gambling operation because of his gambling addiction, which led to him owning money to low-level mobsters. In order to pay back his debt, they organized gambling schemes and placed tens of thousands of dollars in bets on games during the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons. He went to jail in 2008 but was released in a relatively short period in 2009 after serving 15 months. 

It will be interesting to see how many details will be released in the documentary if they don't end up in any roadblocks during the process of making it. The NBA has every right to be a bit concerned about this documentary, and who knows if and how much we'll actually be able to find out about one of the most infamous gambling scandals in NBA history. 


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