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Boston Radio station asks fans to wear Tim Donaghy mask to tonight’s Heat-Celtics game

Jun 1, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT


Celtics fans are fed up with the officiating in the Eastern Conference Finals, and they’re not going to take it any more. As a form of social protest, a Boston radio station is urging fans to print out these fun Tim Donaghy masks and wear them to tonight’s Game 3. Occupy TD Garden? Sort of, I guess.

Donaghy, of course, is the former NBA official who in 2007 pleaded guilty to two federal charges that he made calls to affect the point spreads of games in which he had bet on. Toucher & Rich, hosts at 98.5 The Hub radio in Boston, have taken that theme and run with it, alleging another NBA conspiracy. In short, the NBA wants Miami to win this series, say many Celtics fans, and are assigning refs to the series whom they know will favor the Heat.

Some of the calls so far have indeed looked dodgy. Is it a conspiracy? I don’t know — but that would be fun, wouldn’t it? Anything that gets fans to wear silly masks at a sporting event gets my approval.

  1. hwatt - Jun 1, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    you forgot to mention that Donaghy made it very clear in his book there is a strong culture of bias and favoritism among NBA refs. How is it that the league is rarely ever to put on an obvious clinic to explain how some fouls get called and enforce while others don’t? The refs need to call the game straight -FULL accountability for every call or non-call- or don’t call it all!

    • chumthumper - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:43 AM

      That’s because Bud Selig is also in charge of NBA officiating and he doesn’t care.

  2. myopinionisrighterthanyours - Jun 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    To me, it’s been more about the non-calls than the calls. I saw Miami get away with murder during loose ball situations right before half time.

    • soflasfinest - Jun 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM

      Oh like when pietres wrapped him arms arounds Lebrons waist on the fast break in front of the ref which resulted in no call. Good point. It’s a two way street man. Quit your bitchin