by Lang Whitaker

We have a name of the betting (allegedly) ref being publicly floated now by ESPN: Tim Donaghy.

This is the same name I heard earlier this morning. As I wrote earlier

It’s a guy who’s name probably won’t ring any bells unless you’re a hardcore NBA fan, and even then you still might not know the guy. When I heard the name it took me a few seconds to remember what he looks like, and I know all of the NBA refs. (By the way, it’s not Bob Delaney.) There is also a photo of a current NBA superstar I could run which would be a huge tipoff to this ref’s identity. But I’m not going to do that.

The player I was thinking of was Tim Duncan, not only because he shares the initials of Donaghy but also because they both wear number 21. The problem with running a Duncan photo would be that everyone would immediately think it was Joey Crawford involved. Which, I’ve been told, it isn’t.

So…it’s out there. I’ll stay on top of it from here all weekend…