Dream season shaken by Donaghy nightmare

Originally Published: June 11, 2008
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- In the aftermath of a gambling scandal involving one of its officials, the National Basketball Association virtually prayed for a sensational 2007-08 season, one which would culminate with a perfectly scripted, epic NBA Finals reunion of the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. The league got just what it wanted.

And still, all of this has been rendered practically meaningless.

It's meaningless because rogue referee Tim Donaghy is back in the news, ...

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