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‘Ringer PhD’: How to Stop the NBA’s Rampant Tampering

Rob Mahoney takes a look at the history of tampering, what the NBA has tried to do about it, and the clandestine ways that teams get around the rules. In the seedy underbelly of the NBA, Detective Adam Silver is on the case.

Tampering in the NBA is pervasive, quiet, and nearly impossible to police. Though the league has implemented a variety of measures aimed at catching and punishing teams who engage in tampering, the practice is so widespread that those efforts seem futile. In this episode of Ringer PhD, Rob Mahoney takes a look at the history of tampering, what the NBA has tried to do about it, and the clandestine ways that teams get around the rules. In the seedy underbelly of the NBA, Detective Adam Silver is on the case.