Tim Donaghy is a disgraced former NBA referee who was convicted of making bogus calls and betting on basketball games. He did a year in the slammer for it. The scandal and subsequent fallout were supposed to cleanse basketball, but anyone who has tuned into the 2012 Playoffs knows the game's as tainted as ever. The crack staff at Complex Sports has worked tirelessly to unearth the most telling footage and prove once and for all that the league is broken. Click through to see what a Pulitzer looks like.
What Needs To Be Recognized: Flagrant fouls should be reviewed on the court, during the game. NBA refs make roughly $150K per season to officiate 82 games. That’s like making $732 per hour for a seasonal job. *looks at pay stub as a freelance writer* *punches own groin* When you’re on that kind of pay grade you should be able to discern, with replay, the difference between a flagrant one and a flagrant two in a timely manner. It’s that simple. Officials make a truckload of money, so why the league determines foul severity in the days following a game is beyond us.