Personal Foul - Tim Donaghy

Personal Foul

By Tim Donaghy

  • Release Date: 2010-06-09
  • Genre: Basketball
Score: 4.5
From 124 Ratings

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The media has often speculated and sports fans have debated, but until now no one has known the real story. Personal Foul takes an in-depth look at former NBA referee Tim Donaghy and the betting scandal that rocked professional basketball. This is the decisive book that reveals exactly what was done and how it all happened. Which games were affected and how? Did referees target particular players or teams? Just how much did the NBA know and when? How did the mafia get involved? The book answers all of these questions and more. Thrilling and poignant, Personal Foul takes readers on the journey of one man wrestling his own demons and shines a light on a culture of gambling and "directive" officiating in the NBA that promises to change the way sports fans view the game forever. The book also includes a foreword by Phil Scala, the FBI Special Agent who worked the Gambino case.


  • Worth some thought

    By clcarter1847
    I don't know if everything Tim is saying is true, but is even half of it is true then the NBA heeds to take a long hard look at its self.
  • Horrendous

    By Hoops Fan
    This book is full of half truths and very little substance. Anybody who has done any digging into the claims of Donaghy and his "system" have proven how he's either outright lying or omitting pertinent information. If you want to support a lying criminal trying to cover legal fees then buy the book. If you're trying to learn something about the NBA, you won't find anything useful here. Horrendous waste of time.
  • What a surprise!

    By AOMrep
    I read this book, like most, out of curiosity. If you're an NBA fan I highly recommend it. Although its not exclusively about the association, it gives great insight into what being on the court was like. Some chapters are less entertaining then others but this doesn't detract from the book in the least. I was very surprised how funny a few of the chapters were. I know my wife thought I'd lost my mind a few times while I was reading the book since I almost fell out of bed laughing. Other parts have you seeing through the eyes of an honest man who made some terrible choices. You really gotta feel for T.D. as he realizes his boyhood dream only to lose it all ultimately. Highly recommended.
  • Personal Foul

    By Zebu9
    Great book!!
  • Personal foul

    By Puddin10
    Interesting book. Intriguing insights into the world of the NBA. I would recommend this book to any basketball junkie.
  • Good book

    By balr073
    Donaghys book gives great insight to the "other side" of the NBA world
  • Cubzfan4ever

    By jambo mambo kambo lambo
    Great book!