A disgraced ref, the FBI, and the Kings-Lakers 2002 Western Conference Finals conspiracy theory


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  • Rin Pendra
    Rin Pendra  3 hours back

    These refs were way ahead of their time. They be officiating like it’s 2015

    • Mateo
      Mateo  4 hours back

      NBA rigged all the 3 peats especially the Bulls and Lakers. Anyone against these teams know it always felt like a struggle with refs.
      And guess who it always was, the known cheater and Bavetta.

      • DRIVEN 2 WIN
        DRIVEN 2 WIN  10 hours back

        They didnt do it to NY because whoever won the lakers king game was going to win the championship

        • Omar Saunders
          Omar Saunders  2 days back

          I was rooting for Sacramento to beat the Lakers in that series, I noticed the NBA was against the Kings since there playoff run begin that year. I noticed the bullshit calls when they were playing the Jazz in game 2 in the first round that helped the Jazz win that game in Sacramento, I remember game 4 against Dallas in Dallas, the officials were making so much bad calls against the Kings but the Kings won that game anyway.

          • R Fisher
            R Fisher  2 days back

            Lol only Lakers fans in denial still think this is a conspiracy. Everyone else in reality knows it's true. They've admitted it.

            • Curtis Sims
              Curtis Sims  3 days back

              It was rigged.

              • Side Swipe Basura
                Side Swipe Basura  7 days back

                Is this the only video of the conspiracy theories? Because their are so many theories you could do and I would be upset if their wasn’t another one

                • Kimia Esengo
                  Kimia Esengo  7 days back

                  Same theory for Kawhi, NBA stole Kahwi for the clippers. It's a conspiracy against the Raptors and Canada.

                  • TheAnanaki
                    TheAnanaki  1 weeks back

                    Sixers got cheated. Pacers got cheated. Dallas got cheated. Cuban just made sure he got paid back. So i guess Miami got cheated too. They just made it blatantly obvious with the Kings with how sloppy they were about it.

                    Bonus - Webber travels 2:11 before Horry's flop (left foot is his pivot foot. Clearly steps using it before the dribble)

                    • Why so Serious
                      Why so Serious  1 weeks back


                      I lie,I cheat, I steal

                      • Evan James
                        Evan James  1 weeks back

                        “Super offensive trash talk”? 😂 🤣 😆

                        • Eddy Shluger
                          Eddy Shluger  1 weeks back

                          I remember that epic series. Kings definitely deserved to win, but refs didn't let that happen.

                          • scourdx
                            scourdx  1 weeks back

                            I got excited when Raptors won their first championship. This gives little market team hope that maybe this is a start of a new NBA where quite superstar stay loyal to the team. Now after Kawhi left, I lost interest because it gives small market less spotlight for superstar to go. Also those small market teams are breeding ground for young talent and then swoop up by big market team with deep pocket. It is a super team league where the biggest market gets all the superstar players and lesser known market get no attention. Every year it cheapen the championship. You might as well turn this league into beauty contest instead of competition. This is very sad future for NBA.

                            • Løvehale
                              Løvehale  1 weeks back


                              • Notorious Bran
                                Notorious Bran  2 weeks back

                                Game 6 being rigged is pretty much fact

                                • Frank Richards
                                  Frank Richards  2 weeks back

                                  how anyone can take the NBA seriously is beyond me. clown league

                                  • cerebro7
                                    cerebro7  2 weeks back

                                    do an episode for the celtics vs lakers at 2010 game7

                                    • Crazed Penguin
                                      Crazed Penguin  2 weeks back

                                      They rigged it because the kings would have won it. Thats why

                                      • Scott Davidson
                                        Scott Davidson  2 weeks back

                                        The rating Bonanza that Michael Jordan had retired for 2nd time was a part of the reason why their was a dip in viewership.

                                        • rnomistakes
                                          rnomistakes  2 weeks back

                                          Just watch the game! It was obvious! It was so bad the game became about the officials.

                                          • Artola17
                                            Artola17  2 weeks back

                                            Are there more episodes of this?

                                            • Ferdinand Cesarano
                                              Ferdinand Cesarano  2 weeks back

                                              Please note that "Divac" is pronounced "DEE-vats", not "DEE-vak".

                                              • Richard Chen
                                                Richard Chen  3 weeks back

                                                Strip off LA's 2002 title and give it to SAC.Kings they're the ones who's most deserving

                                                • Mike Honcho
                                                  Mike Honcho  3 weeks back

                                                  I walked away from anything the NBA had to offer after that game. Refuse to give them my money.

                                                  • Imall Corkedout
                                                    Imall Corkedout  3 weeks back

                                                    I question how much you really know about basketball. Ask anyone non biased basketball veteran to watch this series(the whole series) and what is striking is how much better the Kings were than the Lakers. It wasnt close. The series should have ended in 5 games max. When it was a foregone conclusion that the Kings were going to the finals, thats just when things got over the top ridiculous, and it allowed even fairweather fans to notice the OBVIOUS rigging. Being a league apologist at this point in time really hurts your credibility in saying anything on this topic. The entire league is rigged. In this case the gap between the two teams was way too big to get the result they wanted. Instead of just letting it go, they turned competition into a mockery, even worse than the Micheal Jordan years. And that is saying something.

                                                    • JYPark14
                                                      JYPark14  3 weeks back

                                                      0:33 "super offensive"

                                                      • Mitchell Johnston
                                                        Mitchell Johnston  3 weeks back

                                                        Listening to her mispronounce the refs name hurts the video

                                                        • Randy Morehouse
                                                          Randy Morehouse  3 weeks back

                                                          Ya go back to the 97 finals with Bavetta!!!

                                                          • Anthony Scott
                                                            Anthony Scott  3 weeks back

                                                            The NBA equivalent of the Montreal Screwjob.

                                                            • reck1224
                                                              reck1224  4 weeks back

                                                              The fix is always in. It’s a hard problem to fix as any referee can blow their whistles at will. Whose to say most referees don’t have the hook ups with any betting sports site.

                                                              • Bill Davis
                                                                Bill Davis  4 weeks back

                                                                I know donaghy was crooked in a lot of ways but I believe him about this game

                                                                • Bill Davis
                                                                  Bill Davis  4 weeks back

                                                                  I watched this game and it was obvious they did not want the kings in the finals

                                                                  • Josh Treviño
                                                                    Josh Treviño  4 weeks back

                                                                    Shaq: “Sacramento Queens”
                                                                    Reporter: sUpEr oFfEnSiVe

                                                                    • Kieth Daniels
                                                                      Kieth Daniels  4 weeks back

                                                                      I watched the game and was a huge basketball fan then-not of either team. The game was rigged. The referees were a joke. I've never taken the NBA seriously since that day and never will.

                                                                    • Dennis Vu
                                                                      Dennis Vu  4 weeks back

                                                                      Lakers shot 40 FT versus SAC 25. Shaq was 13/17 FT....

                                                                      • Canine University 101
                                                                        Canine University 101  4 weeks back

                                                                        The girl looks constipated and uncomfortable

                                                                        • John Flanagan
                                                                          John Flanagan  4 weeks back

                                                                          Excellent video and to add to the " why's " that it was the Western Conference finals that was " fixed, " and not the Finals the answer is very obvious and simple; The New Jersey Nets were a very, very good team and had just narrowly escaped an inspired Boston Celtics team. They were also a team led by a pure point guard in Jason Kidd, who was having his best season as a pro. This highlight's the fact that the Nets did not have a legitimate center to tangle with Shaq, and they had other shortcomings...they were also not a " marquee " team, coming from a city that wasn't an epicenter of media. The Sacramento Kings were a very well coached team, and had a very strong front line with Chris Webber playing team ball and being an all around great player. Many, many analysts correctly predicted that Shaquille O'lNeal, for the first time in his career, showed signs of mortality since he showed up that season weighing in at a reported 375lbs, slowly playing himself into " shape, " but nagging injuries were a problem. The Kings played team ball, did not have any bickering superstars trying to outdo each other like the soap opera of Kobe and Shaq. David Stern has done some very shady things while he was presided over the NBA, but game six is one of the most flagrant, money-grab episodes people are likely EVER to see. The Lakers and star appeal, along with the LA image, were enough to " assist " the Lakers on their way to defending their title. The footage is there, the motivation is clear and the evidence since then is damning.

                                                                          • Palace Of Wisdom
                                                                            Palace Of Wisdom  4 weeks back

                                                                            I loved that Kings team, but the truth is they choked in game 7.

                                                                            • meeg_2005
                                                                              meeg_2005  4 weeks back

                                                                              Sacramento Queens just got beat. Lost game 7 on their home court

                                                                              • Guillermo Kyosuke
                                                                                Guillermo Kyosuke  4 weeks back

                                                                                NOT SURE WHy tim Donaghys credibility in this context has to be disparaged, but anyone who watched BBALL at that time knew that game was fixed after watching. Even the commentators were hinting at it. Tim D had nothing to do with the world seeing the bs in that game.

                                                                                • D Coop
                                                                                  D Coop  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Anyone who thinks this is rigged because Shaq shot 76% from the line is implying he deliberately missed his F/T and pretended to be a bad shooter from the line his entire career from 1992 onward all so that in 2002 he could have the refs put him on the line and he win it from there. You absolute fools. Stop drinking that high fructose, red 40, blue lake 1.

                                                                                  • Pyroman /
                                                                                    Pyroman /  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Every one knows refs force series longer then they should

                                                                                    • Mike W
                                                                                      Mike W  4 weeks back

                                                                                      So the Kings in all actuality have a championship

                                                                                      • Pap Remy
                                                                                        Pap Remy  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Dallas Cowboys holding calls lol

                                                                                        • Gerardo V.
                                                                                          Gerardo V.  1 months back

                                                                                          Picture of Charles Barkley french kissing Bavetta.😅

                                                                                          • Davan Mani
                                                                                            Davan Mani  1 months back

                                                                                            Phil Jackson running a film about Nazi’s and superimposing Rick Adelman’s face over Hitler?

                                                                                            • AJ Constantine
                                                                                              AJ Constantine  1 months back

                                                                                              “DEE-vak” huh. Hoooo. Glad this isn’t about hockey players.

                                                                                              • kironyo kironyo
                                                                                                kironyo kironyo  1 months back

                                                                                                This is what makes Kobe so great, the referees