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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."

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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106.

Steve    

And BTW, just to add, every sport throughout their histories have been dominated by Dynasties! This is not surprising, cause there are great organizations in every sport. IT blows my mind, people are crying that something underhanded is going on! It is what it is, cause the teams that dominate do what's needed to be done! I'm 43, look at this, in my lifetime:



Football, dominated by Steelers, Cowboys, 49ers
Basketball, dominated by Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Spurs
Hockey, dominated by Canadiens, Bruins, Red wings
Baseball, dominated by Yankees......



It is what it is... no conspiracy!

1402 days ago
107.

Steve    

For you other rocket scientists out there that think The NBA is rigged cause the Lakers have been there so many times!, are you kidding me?? So your gonna say the same thing I would guess about baseball, it must be rigged, cause the Yankees have been there so often!? Hockey must be too!, all those years the Canadiens dominated!! Again, get a grip people!! These sports are not rigged!! The reasons these same teams are there so often is they have the perfect combination in their organizations to do so. They have an owner willing to do whatever it takes to win, anything else is failure. They have a front office and coaching staff that know what they are doing, and are driven to carrying out the owners goals. And last but not least, they SPEND THE MONEY to get the key players necessary to add to their home grown talent to win!! What is rigged, if you want to call it that, in all these sports, but it must be oblivious to everybody as it's not talked about, is the fact, there are too many teams in these sports, teams that really don't belong, and should be gotten rid of! I will give you examples: Basketball: LA Clippers, Baseball: Kansas City Royals, Hockey: Phoenix Coyotes Football: Oakland Raiders These are teams that every year before the season starts, you know they will stink, and not make the playoffs, because they have none of the ingredients to win! I will end here using Baseball as the best example. Baseball is rigged cause George Steinbrenner is willing to spend to win!? He gets it!! Yet the owner of the Kansas City Royals, who has a sick amount of money, and could afford to put a winning product on the field refuses to do it, because, he will LOSE MONEY!! So winning to him is not worth the price!! SO please folks, stop making such bold unfounded comments, cause you think they sound good! Just giving you the facts!!!!

1402 days ago
108.

DavidStern    

WHY YOU THINK THE REFEREES WERE MAKING SO MANY STUPID RIDICULES CALLS THE FIRST GAMES

1402 days ago
109.

spike    

There isn't a sport that is not fixed (except golf and badmitten)but don't ask Mike Wilbon...oh thats just crazy. He's in bed with all of them too. Too much money and they continue to like the boots of Kobe. It is just sickening !

1402 days ago
110.

laura    

i worked as an athletic trainer intern this year for an NBA team and trust me it was rumored all season that the finals are gonna be rigged. i so believe it! lakers and celtics have been rivals for many many years. what better way to make money by having a game 7??!?! these guys are smart and the people saying "oh its not rigged thats not possible" those are the fools they look for lol

1402 days ago
111.

Insane in the Brain    

Then why, Laura, did the Boston and Lakers 2008 NBA Finals only last six games. Why didn't Boston just "throw the game" and move to play a Game 7. The Celtics beat the Lakers by 39 points to win the NBA title in SIX GAMES. Apparently, the NBA didn't need the "extra" money in 2008, but you're saying they need the extra money now.



You say you heard rumors that this year's NBA Finals were going to be rigged... by who exactly? This is an anonymous board, so lets hear who you heard this from. If you can't produce, then your comments are useless.



Lets see someone go up to Kobe Bryant or Phil Jackson, and say "Hey you know what, you're gonna win the NBA title this season because the NBA wants you too. We don't feel you can win it on your own, so you'll get help from the refs. Oh and by the way, get ready to play 7 games in these finals. So during your three losses leading up to Game 7, make sure you throw fits and act like your depressed and we'll play it up for the media outlets who won't catch on to our little scheme of making sure the Finals get to seven games."



Believe this, if the NBA was rigged, the government would shut down the NBA very very quickly because of anti-trust laws.



Can anyone who believes the NBA is rigged, and it's "all about the money", explain to me where all of this money is coming from, who's getting the kickbacks, and how much the players are getting paid to lose games on purpose. All I see on here is useless comments like "My 12 year old thinks Kobe doesn't get fouls called on him, so the game is rigged." Kobe was in serious foul trouble in Game 2, remember.



Or "My husband is a Celtics fan, and Kobe scored 38 points. The game must be rigged for Kobe to score that much."



So please, someone explain to me, how the NBA Finals are rigged???



1402 days ago
112.

KAY    

I'VE GOT PICS COMING SHORTLY OF #24 OF THE LAKERS WITH ONE OF THE SAME REFS OFFICIATING GAME 7 AT A PARK AND $$$$ WAS GIVEN....LAKER FANS TAKE A LOOK....I DON'T THINK IT WAS AS MUCH AS THE 4MILLION DOLLAR GUILT GIFT!!! IT CALLED A PAYOFF.....ASK KOBE ABOUT IT!!!

1401 days ago
113.

THE WATCHER!!!    

He has to be the only smart Kardashian.NFL RULES!!!

1401 days ago
114.

trob66    

How can we as fans keep supporting this organization. Why should we believe that the same group of people,NBA refs, that were willing to face federal tax evasion charges over a few hundred dollars in plane ticket money are above being bought by the league for millions. The other major sports have independent or unionized refrees making it more difficult to influence them. Would Jim Joyce even been allowed to talk to the media if he were an NBA ref? Would the NBA admit to their officials mistakes and let everyone know the punishment like the NFL? Why the cloak of secrecy if you have nothing to hide?

1400 days ago
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