Originally posted on The Hair of the Dog Sports Blog  |  Last updated 4/12/12
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The ever-controversial Charles Barkley. Saying things that make NBA Commisioner, David Stern spit out his chicken noodle soup. Chuck was saying stuff again today. This time on ESPN 1000 in Chicago.

Speaking about the 2012 NBA Draft, Barkley said:

I’ve got to tell you something, I’m really concerned about the number one pick in the draft this year. Well, number one, I think Michael [Jordan] would take Anthony Davis or I’d kill him (laughs). I can’t say this, but I’m going to be watching the draft lottery very closely because I don’t want no shenanigans.

The host then asked Barkley what he was alluding to. Barkley responded:

I’m going to be very leery if Anthony Davis ends up in Brooklyn. You know, I’m going to be very leery because I know the NBA has a lot riding on that new arena, especially if Deron Williams leaves New Jersey. They didn’t get Dwight Howard. I’m going to be very leery if New Jersey gets that number one pick.

Later in the conversation Barkley confirmed his belief in conspiracy theories by saying:

You know, I go back to Patrick Ewing, so I believe in the conspiracy theories.

Barkley’s referring to the conspiracy theory that the NBA fixed the 1985 NBA Draft Lottery so the New York Knicks would get the No. 1 pick and draft Patrick Ewing.

As of today, the Nets have the 7th worst record in the NBA. They would have a somewhere between a 2 – 4% (ballparking) chance of landing the No. 1 pick. So, if the Nets do end up with the No. 1 pick, conspiracy theorists like Sir Charles will have a field day.

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