LOCKED ON BULLS, 2/22/2019 - Bulls-Magic preview, ESPN's Tim Donaghy story, legalized sports betting


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Locked On Bulls is back with a fresh episode, the guys preview the Bulls matchup agains the Orlando Magic and what to expect coming out of the All-Star break. The guys spend some time discussing ESPN's detailed story on former NBA referee Tim Donaghy and how exactly he used to fix games. The guys turn it into a larger conversation about legalized sports betting becoming more widely accepted, how the state of Illinois is looking to legalize it, and what the NBA has done to push its partnership with betting companies over the past few years.
The guys breakdown of tonight's matchup against the Magic starts with the three previous games this season. What can the Bulls do to eliminate a repeat performance of their embarrassing effort back in December? The guys discuss the Magic's incredible four game stretch leading into the All-Star break lead by Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon, and Terrance Ross. How will Jim Boylen game plan to keep pace with the Magic's depth, three-point shooting and their front court's ability to score?
The second half of the show is dedicated to talking about ESPN's detailed article published this week about former NBA referee Tim Donaghy who is widely known for betting on and fixing game back in the mid-2000's. The guys discuss the article in detail, what they found most fascinating about the details, how he was able to get away with it for so long, and some of the challenges the NBA might face in today's era by partnering with betting companies. The guys also discuss if this were to happen in 2019 if it would be caught quicker because of social media and the awareness of fans, media, and the 24-hour news cycle of information? All of this and so much more on Locked On Bulls.
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