Found May 31, 2012 on
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 Bobcats, of course, who were every bit as ugly as their .106 winning percentage suggested. Had the lottery balls bounced Charlotte's way on Wednesday night, it truly could have been...

Anthony Davis wearing Hornets hat

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.  

NBA execs complain about rigged lottery after league-owned Hornets win top pick

The New Orleans Hornets won the NBA Draft Lottery on Wednesday night despite having the fourth-best odds with a 13.7% chance. The Bobcats, which had the worst record in the league, had a 25% chance of winning the lottery, but they ended up with the second pick. The Wizards, which had the second-best chance at 19.9%, got the third pick. The Hornets’ surprising good fortune prompted...

NBA Mock Draft Roundup Has Anthony Davis to New Orleans With No. 1 Pick as Consensus

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 win the lottery

And the winner is… the Hornets? The same New Orleans Hornets that had to be bought out by the league to save its franchise; the same Hornets that were in fourth with a 13% chance of winning the lottery when the Charlotte Bobcats had a 25% chance; and the same Hornets team that lost their star player Eric Gordon for the majority of the season. Yes it is the same franchise. Conspiracy...

Report: Several NBA Executives Suspicious of Hornets' Draft Lottery Win

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...

Hornets win NBA lottery

Hornets Win 2012 NBA Lottery

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.

New Orleans Has A Bright Future

While it is nearly impossible to prove any type of conspiracy theory surrounding this year’s lottery to be true, there is no doubt that the results have completely turned the New Orleans Hornets organization around and this team’s future is much brighter today than it was a year ago at this time.

Next Big Thing Headed To The Hornets

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...
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