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Suns Solar Panel, ep. 164: The one with Tim Donaghy, for INSIDE GAME

Dave interviews disgraced former NBA referee who discusses how thin-skinned NBA officials are. Just like we always thought.

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I covered how he screwed over the Suns in an article on Bright Side last week, and now you can hear the whole interview from end of end right here on the Solar Panel!

Donaghy is the subject of a movie to be released nationally at a theater near you on Friday, November 1, 2019 called INSIDE GAME.

In the interview with Bright Side and the Solar Panel, Donaghy spends a couple of minutes talking about the movie itself (find more at and his role in the whole betting scandal that made millions for his friends and the mob by betting on game outcomes before they even started and almost never being wrong (which is basically the definition of fixing games).

Then he talks in depth about how he and whole referee crew shafted the Suns, constantly displayed their thin skin and lots of other juicy details behind the scenes of being an NBA ref.

His experience in betting on games and getting threatened by the mob is detailed in this new movie. Here is the official trailer.

Go out and see the movie!

Here is the whole interview. It’s only 13 minutes of your day, so click on it.

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