A disgraced ref, the FBI, and the Kings-Lakers 2002 Western Conference Finals conspiracy theory


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  • Richerdz
    Richerdz  3 days back

    SB Nation hire me please

    • Nothing Left
      Nothing Left  4 days back

      At this point, it's more a conspiracy theory to believe that the Lakers won that series in honest fashion.

      What's more? I really don't give a damn about either of those teams. But I have two eyeballs, a brain and am a homosapien. He'll, even a blind, brain dead, monkey could see that the fix was in.

        ERNA ABELLO  4 days back

        A disgrace of a sport

        • Can't Beat The BAY!
          Can't Beat The BAY!  1 weeks back

          The NBA has been scripted on many separate occasions.

          • Optimus Prime
            Optimus Prime  2 weeks back

            Shaq calls em queens and somehow that is "super offensive" trash talk. The world has become so soft. Also this was not a "conspiracy." It happened. It was blatant. The only NBA fans that deny it happening are moronic Laker fans and David Stern.

            • Roman Avila
              Roman Avila  2 weeks back

              Optimus Prime nah u just salty that the queens lost. Gotta be a sore loser and make up excuses

              Get over it, move on

          • Vontos' Magic Murder Bag

            I want to believe this so bad. But I also don't want to believe anything Tim Donaghy says. What to do?

            • Mr. Groovy 2 Shoes
              Mr. Groovy 2 Shoes  2 weeks back

              If the league is rigged then why support it by spending money to keep it going .

              • J. Westmoreland
                J. Westmoreland  2 weeks back

                The whole 27 to 9 free throw argument is stupid. Those numbers shouldn't necessarily be even or close. Fouls should be called because they're fouls, not to give teams the same amount of free throws

                • Shakarus Sanders
                  Shakarus Sanders  2 weeks back

                  Even with all the bad calls this was a great series! I'm sure if your a Kings fan you don't wanna hear that and I don't blame them for that

                  • Daniel Kelegian
                    Daniel Kelegian  2 weeks back

                    I guess the refs fixed Games 3 and 4 also when the Kings blew two 30 point leads (winning game 3 and losing game 4). Leave it alone already. Kings choked and they know full well the series shouldnt have gone to 6 games.

                    • brokenupbeat
                      brokenupbeat  2 weeks back

                      I hate the Lakers. But come on they fixed a game against Sacramento??! Idgaf either way. My clippers are finally gonna be a good team again.

                      • Roman Avila
                        Roman Avila  2 weeks back

                        brokenupbeat trash ass organization. No banners, no rings, no identity, no fans

                        Why else would you ask? Tf🤡

                      • brokenupbeat
                        brokenupbeat  2 weeks back

                        @Roman Avila Yea I'm the owner of the clippers. What do you want from me?

                      • Roman Avila
                        Roman Avila  2 weeks back

                        brokenupbeat “my clippers” 🤡🤡🤡

                    • J PM
                      J PM  2 weeks back

                      So by the conspiracy theorist's logic, if the refs were cheating for the Lakers in game 6 well then they must have been cheating for the Kings in games 2, 3 & 5 to ensure a 7 game series.

                      This is just flat out bs. The Kings choked and lost their composure in games 6 and 7. They had no body on their team that could counter Kobe and Shaq's inside game. When you have two of the best players in the league on the same team whom score the majority of their points by driving to the basket (Kobe) or dunking in the paint (Shaq) their opponents are going to rack up big foul totals-especially when you have such "great" HOF defenders like Vlade Divac and Scott Pollard (sarcasm yes with "HOF...." part)

                      • Antonio Pringle
                        Antonio Pringle  2 weeks back

                        Yall still talking about this🤨 how about get to the playoffs with the team you got now

                        • Dr.Hugo Strange
                          Dr.Hugo Strange  2 weeks back

                          It should be talked about. Better to expose corruption then shut up about it and leave it in the dark .

                      • Jimmy  Durham
                        Jimmy Durham  2 weeks back

                        I love this station but she is hella boring

                        • Bruce Hamilton
                          Bruce Hamilton  2 weeks back

                          Calling it a conspiracy theory is sickening! Everyone knew it while watching it, then evidence backed it. I guess if they titled NBA is rigged NBA would take it down... I'll never be as invested in NBA basketball tbh. Still a Kings fan though.

                          • Farty McGee
                            Farty McGee  3 weeks back

                            This was a conspiracy, not a conspiracy THEORY. This chick did a horrible job floating BS “both sides,” arguments with very tenuous claims in an attempt to make a rigged series, done by very corrupt people, seem like, “hey, maybe these guys are just paranoid or bad losers?”

                            • keith sims
                              keith sims  3 weeks back

                              Go home little girl Deevack is not how you pronounce his name. Jesus Christ. Have respect.

                              • asd
                                asd  3 weeks back

                                Get rid of her...

                                • D Wigg
                                  D Wigg  3 weeks back

                                  Small market. Shaq and Kobe were the hot thing, no way were they gonna let them lose. That elbow no call is one of the worst ever.

                                  • F33bs
                                    F33bs  3 weeks back

                                    Jessica do you know your last name means "sour cream" in Russia?

                                    • prison wallet thief
                                      prison wallet thief  3 weeks back

                                      I stopped watching basketball after they rigged the Chris paul trade and i point to that as what ended kobe's career cuz kobe wouldnt have average 47 mins a game if he had cp3 in the back court with him.

                                      • sactown steelers
                                        sactown steelers  3 weeks back

                                        Being from Sacramento Northern California im a Golden State Warrior fan but i was cheering for Sacramento bcos as you can see the kings 2001 2002 kind of play like warriors of today plus they had ex warrior C Webber. But yeah it was ugly what the NBA did that year to the kings the Lakers were going to lose it was Sacramento's year they had the team but they wanted the storied franchise lakers who bring more money in than a small market team from Sacramento many never heard of. Game 6 kings would have won and went on to smash the nets it was a travesty in the 4th period you knew something was foul when a blatant elbow from Kobe ray charles could see wasn't called but christy going after the ball was called a foul Webber all ball even took it on the block was a foul i sat there thinking they want the lakers to win they gave them the game ive always hated the lakers i believe they did the same to Dr.j and the Sixers in the finals bcos lakers were showtime im not sure on that but i was a julius erving fan. But its terrible the league could do this its hard enough to get to the finals after 82 games plus playoffs to have it all taken from you kings had the best passing tandum even when pollard and divac came together. They should of cancelled that championship bcos the lakers didnt earn it it was given to them and the kings have never been the same and shaq went to work for the kings how ironic

                                        • TKainZero
                                          TKainZero  4 weeks back

                                          Now we are on Tim dounghnys side?

                                          This video is bizzaro world

                                          • TKainZero
                                            TKainZero  4 weeks back

                                            Bill simmions and bill walton. Not two dudes who are objective. In fact. Simmons has the most laker hater colored glasses ever.

                                            • TKainZero
                                              TKainZero  4 weeks back

                                              Super offensive?
                                              Are you serious!

                                              • Joey Carello
                                                Joey Carello  4 weeks back

                                                “Super offensive trash talk”

                                                • da crib
                                                  da crib  4 weeks back

                                                  Why is a woman talking about sports?

                                                  • Ryan Burkholder
                                                    Ryan Burkholder  4 weeks back

                                                    David Stern is a scumbag.

                                                    • Roman Avila
                                                      Roman Avila  2 weeks back

                                                      Ryan Burkholder nah u just salty the Lakers won and the Queens lost

                                                      Get over it

                                                  • Sayed El Amin
                                                    Sayed El Amin  4 weeks back

                                                    That Kings team would be fantastic in today's game...

                                                  • fitofito1001
                                                    fitofito1001  1 months back

                                                    This is one of the most exciting series in nba history. They were the games NBA desperately needed after MJ retired. The main motivation for David Stern to manipulate game 6 was that he wanted the series go to game 7 to maximize rating.

                                                    • Roman Avila
                                                      Roman Avila  2 weeks back

                                                      fitofito1001 u can’t rig a jumpshot 🤡

                                                  • michael warren
                                                    michael warren  1 months back

                                                    Not exactly a conspiracy theory when both general sports fans and seasoned sports writers agree, that Gm 6 was the worst-called game of any professional sport in the 21st Century. The Tuck Rule was bad. SB XL, even worse. The no-call with the Rams/Saints was highway robbery. But this Gm 6 was murder in broad daylight.

                                                    Honorable Mention: Gm 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals and Poppovich sabotaging his team.

                                                    • alp21188
                                                      alp21188  1 months back

                                                      Not just game 6 game 4 was rigged too. The only difference is that most of the anti-Kings whistles came in the first half

                                                      • dwray729
                                                        dwray729  1 months back

                                                        So calling the kings queens is super offensive? Yuck who let a girl on this?

                                                        • CHRISTIAN MITCHELL
                                                          CHRISTIAN MITCHELL  1 months back

                                                          the kings completely imploded and fans are still in denial lmaoooo

                                                          • climax050
                                                            climax050  1 months back

                                                            To me it’s just proof that the nba isn’t really a sports league, it’s moving/moved much more towards “entertainment” I think Vince McMahon coined the term “sports entertainment” and that’s what the nba likes it’s that simple they prioritise storyline’s and what will get people watching instead of just letting it play out because guess what? The top teams will get smashed every now and again but nobody is gonna watch a underdog blow out the team the nba is tryna push as really good?

                                                            • Anthony Womack
                                                              Anthony Womack  1 months back

                                                              Dam she fine

                                                              • Roman Avila
                                                                Roman Avila  2 weeks back

                                                                Anthony Womack thirsty ass 🤡🤡🤡

                                                            • Phillip Dubay
                                                              Phillip Dubay  1 months back

                                                              Woah, she’s really pretty.

                                                              • Forest Freeman
                                                                Forest Freeman  1 months back

                                                                👀dat baby🔥

                                                                • Roman Avila
                                                                  Roman Avila  2 weeks back

                                                                  Forest Freeman thirsty ass pedo 🤡🤡🤡

                                                              • Bluestar43 95
                                                                Bluestar43 95  1 months back

                                                                I remember my older brother telling me that 2002 felt like the last year any good nba basketball was displayed players nowadays just play for the money

                                                                • yulie135
                                                                  yulie135  1 months back

                                                                  Everything was stacked against the kings that series...that was their year to win a chip

                                                                  • Emmanuel
                                                                    Emmanuel  1 months back

                                                                    Rigged like champions league semi finals chelsea vs barcelona 2009

                                                                    • Padma Tony
                                                                      Padma Tony  1 months back

                                                                      Dirty play and Cheating NBA.no answer until now.

                                                                      • Alex
                                                                        Alex  1 months back

                                                                        so Chris Webber elbowing Horry is a bad foul? so today's NBA is what then?

                                                                        • LegitPlays
                                                                          LegitPlays  1 months back

                                                                          Now think about it, would people still be calling the 2002 lakers one of the best teams if Sacramento won? That Sacramento team does not get enough credit

                                                                          • David Burkhalter
                                                                            David Burkhalter  1 months back

                                                                            This is y I m not a Lakers fan. #Rigged

                                                                            • Preet Dhami
                                                                              Preet Dhami  1 months back

                                                                              Dicky is one of the most incompetent, arrogant, yet longest serving refs in sports.

                                                                              • Shev Stax Beats
                                                                                Shev Stax Beats  1 months back

                                                                                This theory has no holes lady. The Kings vs the Nets would have been one of the lowest rated finals ever. That’s why the rigged the series. The Lakers have a lot of fans and the other two teams don’t.

                                                                                • CheesyQueef
                                                                                  CheesyQueef  1 months back

                                                                                  Thank God Peja still won a ring