Found May 31, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
The New Orleans Hornets came into the NBA Draft lottery with the fourth best odds to win it. They left with the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, which will undoubtedly be used to draft Anthony Davis.
The Hornets have the top pick, yes; but it does not arrive in NOLA without some controversy and conspiracy theories.
Anthony Davis to New Orleans, not Charlotte
New Orleans is still owned by the NBA, but it is in the process of being transferred to Tom Benson, who also owns the Saints.
Being owned by the league essentially gives David Stern a stake in the team, and he is the very man who vetoed the Chris Paul trade to Los Angeles. This ended up benefiting the city of L.A. as Paul joined the Clippers, and a commissioner vetoing a trade is basically unheard of in pro sports.
At season’s end the Hornets had the worst record in the West, but they had a better record than the Wizards and Bobcats and the same record as the Cavaliers. They ended up with the fourth best odds after l...
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An unnamed, high-ranking executive for an NBA team said that the league-owned New Orleans Hornets winning the draft lottery on Wednesday night was "such a joke."
The New Orleans Hornets just won the NBA lottery and the No. 1 overall draft pick. Many believe Kentucky star Anthony Davis is the best selection available and will be drafted No. 1.
Nobody expected Davis would be already wearing Hornets attire before the draft, but found around the internet and over at Kentucky Sports Radio is this picture below of Davis wearing a Hornets hat.
The New Orleans Hornets have won the Anthony Davis sweepstakes!
With only a 13.7% chance of winning the NBA Draft Lottery, New Orleans got lucky had their ping-pong ball drawn first, meaning the brow is going to the Nola! With Davis heading to New Orleans, fans have offered up these suggestions for new Hornets logos. I really thing the unibrow is going to make a come back…...
A handful of NBA teams were left to the mercy of the ping pong balls on Wednesday night at the draft lottery, and when the dust settled, the New Orleans Hornets came away with the No. 1 pick. They have a little more than a month to decide what they'll do, but most believe that the Hornets will take Anthony Davis out of Kentucky with the first pick on June 28. Where will everyone...
The New Orleans Hornets won Wednesday's NBA draft lottery. Some league executives are apparently upset, and not because the lottery balls didn't bounce their teams' way. According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the reaction of several league executives was "part disgust, part resignation" following the Hornets receiving the No. 1 pick in the upcoming...
The New Orleans Hornets have won the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery just a few months after trading away Chris Paul and are expected to select Anthony Davis.
Tanking is open to interpretation. As distasteful as it is to watch an NBA team give less than its full commitment to winning games in hopes of getting slightly better lottery odds, it can be challenging to discern which teams are holding back on purpose and which teams are just plain bad. The New Orleans Hornets were just plain bad this season. The same could be said for the Charlotte...
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Anthony Davis, expected to be going to the New Orleans Hornets as they won the NBA Lottery, called into “The Dan Patrick Show” on Thursday and called out the great Kobe Bean Bryant. To be fair, he was asked which player he was looking forward to matching up with: “He’s a monster. So I just want [...]
Call it a conspiracy, call it karma for a team that didn't tank, either way it doesn't matter. The New Orleans Hornets won the NBA Draft Lottery and will soon have a new cornerstone to their franchise. For a franchise that's been in flux for the last three years or so, it was a great night. Davis should also view it as a great night. He's going to a team that is...
There finally could be some good news for Hornets who suffered through a miserable season as part of the fallout from the Chris Paul trade.
The deal that led to lots of losing in New Orleans also yielded two picks in Wednesday night's NBA draft lottery.
With luck - something that has been in short supply for the Hornets lately - New Orleans could end up with two of the top...