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In Latest Gambling Scandal, Some See Glimpse of Sports' Future

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Bill Bradley, a former United States senator and basketball Hall of Famer, had discussed the increasing connection between professional sports and the gambling industry earlier this year. He expressed concerns about potential scandals and emphasized the importance of protecting the integrity of sports. Recently, the NBA confirmed a case of wrongdoing, with Jontay Porter, a backup forward for the Toronto Raptors, receiving a lifetime ban for betting on his own team to lose, faking an injury for betting purposes, and sharing confidential information with gamblers. This incident, coupled with previous gambling scandals involving sports figures, has raised concerns about the perception of honesty in sports and the potential risks it poses for the future of professional sports.