Here’s a quickie preview of one timely segment that airs on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on Tuesday.
SEGMENT FEATURING INSIDER’S FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF
TIM DONAGHY BETTING SCANDAL ADDED TO NEXT EDITION OF REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, DEBUTING NOV. 24 ON HBO
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 152nd edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, NOV. 24 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT & 9:00 p.m. CT), exclusively on HBO.
*The Insider. Bryant Gumbel conducts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Jimmy Battista, a high school acquaintance of disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy. In his first media interview, Battista offers a detailed first-hand account of what took place when he teamed up with Donaghy and launched a betting strategy that would rock the NBA and end in prison terms for Battista, Donaghy and third associate Tommy Martino. At a dinner meeting in Philadelphia in Dec. 2006, the night before Donaghy was scheduled to work a 76ers home game against the Celtics, the three hatched a scheme in which Donaghy would provide inside information to Battista, a professional gambler. The trio kept their secret and cashed in their winnings for four months, until the plan unraveled amid a law enforcement inquiry.
Producer: Chapman Downes.
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