Keep in mind as the maker of that video mentioned former REF Donaghy was charged with conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commerce. That was not the same as to say as fixating games.
I think as much as the NBA Commiss and the Refs tried to fix those games, and I am sure they wish they could.... Don't doubt that for a second they would love that certain big market team would win it all, but they simply have not invented that yet. It could be that they might extend series sometime to 7 games for better rating and more revenue, but I doubt they can successfully fix what the result of that series will be it is harder than some people might think.
“I asked them if it wasn't too much trouble, if I wasn't being too pushy, if they could execute what we were trying to do. And if it didn't make them too angry, if they also wanted to play some defense on the other end, that would be great.”