By Daniela Paredez. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 15:39:55 PM.
Basketball is an extremely easy sport to manipulate because of the tempo of the game and the affect just one player can have on the game. The NCAA is much more susceptible to point shaving than the NBA because of the NCAA’s strict emphasis on amateurism. NCAA players do not make any money and are often struggling college students, while the NBA players are making millions of dollars. It is much easier for a bookie to convince a poor college student to miss a few shots for a few hundred dollars than it is to convince a millionaire NBA player to do the same thing.
One such player who had their career cut short by acting out and drugs was Marvin Barnes. Barnes is one of the saddest yet most interesting stories in NBA history, yet it is one with a glimmer of hope. Barnes had the nickname â€œBad News Marvinâ€ because of his off the court issues.
With the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500 among the most prestigious races in the world, auto racing is one of the most popular sports in America. But while auto racing comes in many forms, stock car racing tops the field in the United States with NASCAR being the biggest brands in all of racing.