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statquo
05-14-2019, 01:17 PM
What do you think? Lots of conspiracy theories about David Stern rigging the draft lottery so the Knicks would land #1 and draft Patrick Ewing. Discuss.

GREATNESS ONE
05-14-2019, 01:19 PM
Yes and not the only time

Bostonjorge
05-14-2019, 01:37 PM
Davis to New Orleans

Rose to Chicago

Cleveland 3 #1’s in 4 years

Mutombo knew sixers had the first pick before the NBA did.

valade16
05-14-2019, 01:38 PM
We'll know tonight. If the Knicks get the #1 pick and the rights to draft Zion, we'll know history has repeated itself.

WaDe03
05-14-2019, 01:48 PM
We'll know tonight. If the Knicks get the #1 pick and the rights to draft Zion, we'll know history has repeated itself.

Not really, they’re the favorites.

warfelg
05-14-2019, 01:54 PM
Not really, they’re the favorites.

Larger chance of falling to 5 than keeping 1. 1-2-3 all have a 14% chance. So co-'favorites' at best.

WaDe03
05-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Larger chance of falling to 5 than keeping 1. 1-2-3 all have a 14% chance. So co-'favorites' at best.

Yea co-favorites, still doesn’t prove it’s rigged if they get it imo. They’re tied for the highest odds, someone has to get it. The lottery will probably be boring as it has been lately anyways.

Hawkeye15
05-14-2019, 01:59 PM
of course he did. Draft lottery was behind closed doors, NYC is NYC, etc.

Pretty impossible to do it nowadays though.

valade16
05-14-2019, 02:00 PM
Not really, they’re the favorites.

3 teams are the favorites. They have an 86% chance of not getting it.

WaDe03
05-14-2019, 02:05 PM
3 teams are the favorites. They have an 86% chance of not getting it.

If that can be said about the top 3 teams then just give it to the Heat who badly need someone to pass the torch to lol. That simple.

WaDe03
05-14-2019, 02:07 PM
The Knicks and Lakers are going to be elite next year anyways, or at least it’s sounding that way with free agency rumors. Would be good to add the heat to the mix and continue to increase the parity around the league

Lakers + Giants
05-14-2019, 03:05 PM
The Knicks and Lakers are going to be elite next year anyways, or at least it’s sounding that way with free agency rumors. Would be good to add the heat to the mix and continue to increase the parity around the league

all rumors have us striking out on everyone tho lmao.

Kyrie/KD to knicks/nets
Klay staying in GS
Butler staying in Philly or going to LAC
Kawhi staying in Tor or going to LAC

Nunuu
05-14-2019, 03:28 PM
#1 pick doesn't always turn out to be the best player, but whoever gets it has to take Zion

Headache 21
05-14-2019, 04:16 PM
No. Not everything needs to be a conspiracy.

CELTICS4LYFE
05-14-2019, 09:49 PM
They all rigged, how many times Griffin win now? Lol

ManningToTyree
05-15-2019, 07:51 AM
Crazy that the league only rigged it once for the Knicks 35 years ago and then never gave it to them again....


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BSF101
05-15-2019, 11:45 AM
Of course they rig it how else do you explain a team like The Pelicans with a superstar player like Anthony Davis landing what could be another super star player?

ChongInc.
05-16-2019, 08:03 PM
For sure, without a doubt, the first pick is rigged. Might be a lottery after that.

It's the same in nhl though. It's basically the main reason for having a lottery.

Durring the nhl lockout negotiations it was leaked that bettman would have the power to choose who wins the 1st overall pick each year.
Frankly, it's smart business. It would be silly to have such an important thing be random like that. It's illogical.

Scoots
05-16-2019, 09:39 PM
Of course they rig it how else do you explain a team like The Pelicans with a superstar player like Anthony Davis landing what could be another super star player?

Random chance.

goingfor28
05-16-2019, 09:44 PM
It's absolutely rigged. Cavs got 3 number 1 picks in 4 years.

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BSF101
05-17-2019, 11:56 AM
Random chance.

Well if that’s the case the Cavs must have been really lucky to have gotten 3 out 4 #1 picks lol.