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Lamar Odom's In-Law

Claims NBA Finals Are Rigged

6/16/2010 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

His brother-in-law plays for the Lakers -- but Robert Kardashian is still convinced that the NBA playoffs are totally "rigged."

Kardashian -- whose sister is married to Lamar Odom -- was out before the big Game 6 match-up yesterday and told us, "The NBA is so rigged, are you kidding me ... it was gonna go to [Game] 7 from like the beginning of the year ... it's all about money."

Ultimately, he was right -- the Lake Show beat the Boston Celtics and forced a Game 7.

For now, Rob can't really prove his theory ... but with at least one former NBA ref recently confessing to all sorts of cheating ... Robert could be on to something.

So we gotta ask ..

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as much as I HATE to agree with anything a Kardashian would say, I have to agree with him on this one. My husband has a saying whenever a team wins that really should not have, or vice versa, he says the gangsters in Las Vegas called it. I used to think that was b.s., but the playoffs have to be strung along to the end...that is just the way it is in professional sports, they rely on the bets, and the bet callers, I have seen it in basketball (especially), football, and horse racing (BIG TIME)

1589 days ago

Eric in L.A.    

Check out Tim Donaghy's book "The Book The NBA Doesn't Want You To Read" http://deadspin.com/5392067/excerpts-from-the-book-the-nba-doesnt-want-you-to-read It explains all about the rigged games to make to the 7th play off game. It is all about $$$.

1589 days ago


Well which way is the game going to go? I'd like to get my bet in early.

1589 days ago


HAHAHA 75% of you are the epitome of "gulible"! Wow...

1589 days ago


Poor LO he has to be Brother In Law's with this idiot rigged or not!

1589 days ago


I wonder how many bball games Rob actually watched before Lamar came in the picture? I hope Stern the comish fines Lamar for this f*cking idiot's comments. Better yet, I hope he bans any Kandashian from ever attending an NBA game again. I wish these people would go away already

1589 days ago


Rigged??? How stupid are people? because the facts don't support it...just because people don't like the results...if it was really "rigged" we'd be watching Lebron and Shaq play Kobe in the finals...because it would be the biggest money maker possibility there is...which would have meant that Cavs...beat Boston and then go on to beat Magic...neither of which happened...it would mean that no series would be swept because of the "too much money for it not to be rigged" factor...it would mean that Western Conf would have the highest possible draw for its semi finals and finals which it didn't (if you really think the Suns are the best possible money draw for the West then you're more delusional than Steve Kerr thinking the answer to a ring was Shaq)

so the facts of extrapolating the full money potential of a rigged system do not bear out, while the conspiracy theory will ALWAYS be popular when people's ego can't stand that they either backed the team that lost or their own sense of self image at predicting an outcome of a single game is based in the puffed up image at their personal "analysis efficacy"....

bottom line...is that conspiracies are imagined by those who can't stand being wrong...

1589 days ago


Its rigged. The game is about as 'real' as a reality show.

1589 days ago


Hey! That's the first time a Kardashian said something that made sense!!!

Poor Bruce.

1589 days ago

Da TaxMan    

Of course its all about the money. BIG TIME!!! The seats at Staples for the game, before the finals began were about $25,000, in hte nose bleed section..then middle of the finals for seats closer to the action were selling for $55,000. $55,000
Thats PER SEAT...PER SEAT...FOR 1 SEAT..@$55,000

1589 days ago

Pretty LL    

It's rigged. Not because this idiot says it is though.

1589 days ago


Wow, how dumb is that considering these two legendary franchises met just two years ago and it did NOT go seven games. Got news for you Robby boy, the NBA would have LOVED for that series to go the limit as well. Guess he figures someone didn't get the memo then. Idiot!

1589 days ago


I wonder how many bball games Rob actually watched before Lamar came into the picture? I hope Stern the comish catches wind of this idots bull**** comments and fines lamar. Better yet, bans the kandashians from all NBA games. I wish these people would just go away.

1589 days ago


seems 76% of those polled don't really watch basketball? Sure, the refs mix things up, and this dependence on "homecourt" seems strange, but, rigging is still too complex to accomplish. Maybe if Congress would leave Barry Bonds alone it could look into the NBA ten twenty years to resolve the issue!

1589 days ago


If this is true then why did the finals ended in 5 games the last 2 years. I don't buy it.

1589 days ago
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