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NBA WORRIED ABOUT ITS REFEREES?
Published February 24, 1995
The prospects of NBA officials facing punishment for tax evasion, as first reports in the February 12 Portland OREGONIAN, has NBA executives worried, according to the current issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. "Even a resolution that stopped short of criminal charges would be enough to give the NBA the heebee- jeebies. No sports league, pro or college wants even the appearance that its game officials are under any kind of financial pressure. 'The job of refereeing is tough enough without any of this,' one league official said last week. 'We worry about the integrity of the game, and we worry about maintaining the appearance of integrity'" ("Scorecard," SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, 2/27 issue).