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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? Maybe, but if you ask Anthony Davis, the favorite to be taken number one he won’t care, and he might not even know who won the lottery. No matter how tonight turned out it was never about a team, but about a young man who will try to help a franchise bounce back from near extinction.
Here is a simple solution to the conspiracy theory surrounding the lottery. The league owns the franchise, the franchise is reeling, they also want to put people in seats, so yes, I would say there was something fishy about this outcome, but if someone hands you the keys to a new Mercedes I think you might take them too.
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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 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...
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...
NEW ORLEANS—Now that it appears that the New Orleans Hornets will be the new home for presumed #1 pick Anthony Davis, fans in the Big Easy have already begun planning the Kentucky standout’s welcome to the Big Easy, which will be done in typical Mardi Gras fashion, complete with boisterous drunk men hurdling beads at the 6’10” forward in hopes that he’ll flash a bit...
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...
The New Orleans Hornets win the number one pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Along with the number one pick, the Hornets also have the number 10 pick.
Below is the complete order of the Draft Lottery.
1. New Orleans Hornets
2. Charlotte Bobcats
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Sacramento Kings
6. Portland Trail Blazers (via Brooklyn Nets)
7. Golden State Warriors
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.
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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...
I never thought I'd say this, but the NBA lottery managed to finally get it right this time around (maybe too right).Instead of rewarding the "tankerous" teams that stubbornly and purposefully trudged their way to shamefully embarrassing regular season records, the basketball gods fittingly handed the 1st pick in the 2012 NBA draft to the New Orleans Hornets, an...