Tuesday, November 24, 2009
HBO's Real Sports on the NBA Scandal
This month's episode (#152, technically) of HBO's impressive "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" program briefly examines the NBA betting scandal by interviewing the architect of the scheme, James "Baba" Battista. Battista, the primary subject of my forthcoming book, Gaming the Game: The Inside Story of the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It All Happen, speaks publicly about his role in the conspiracy for the first time. The initial air date was 11/24 at 10p, though the show airs numerous times throughout the next few weeks.