Found December 19, 2011 on
Beating The Buzzer:
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
BY: ALEX BOGACH
I’ve always opposed people who believe strongly in the NBA and its sinister conspiracy plots. One of the most famous theories is that the NBA Draft Lottery is rigged. The theory’s momentum is based around the 1985 lottery when the Knicks won the first pick to get Patrick Ewing. Back then, when all non-playoff teams had equal chance at the top pick, David Stern would play BINGO by selecting envelopes out of a round rolling bin, calling out the teams one at the time. People believe that to ensure the Knicks got Ewing, Stern froze the Knicks envelope and just had to pick the cold envelope last. An even more convincing theory is that the Knicks’ envelope had a bend on one of its corners—which if you watch the YouTube video is pretty eye-opening.
But I’ve been against these movements. Does the league want big market teams to be successful? Of course. Some believe the NBA compensates teams with high lottery selections—like Cleveland who landed with the 1st and...
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