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    Conspiracy Theory time. NBA owns Hornets. NBA tries to sell Hornets. NBA runs Draft Lottery. Hornets win Draft Lottery and get franchise center. NBA sells Hornets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    Conspiracy Theory time. NBA owns Hornets. NBA tries to sell Hornets. NBA runs Draft Lottery. Hornets win Draft Lottery and get franchise center. NBA sells Hornets.

    BTW, Bigfoot is real....
    Would not be the first time the Lottery was fixed, see Knicks dog earred/frozed card in the first lottery and the Magic when they drafted Penny Hardaway a year after they got Shaq.
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    NBA sells Hornets.
    The NBA already sold the team to Tom Benson, the Saints Owner.

    No conspiracy there.

    That stated, the 1985 and 1993 Draft Lotteries seemed fishy at the time, as Redsfanmia noted.
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    Boston had to win tonight's game. Stick a fork in em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post
    Boston had to win tonight's game. Stick a fork in em.
    Yes, it appears the Celtics...

    (puts on glasses)

    (⌐■_■)

    ...can't take the Heat.

    YEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!
    Last edited by sonny; 05-31-2012 at 07:33 AM.
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    The NBA desperately needs a new commissioner to straighten out the league rules. This NBA lottery is such a SHAM. I hate it x100000. I don't even like the NBA that much, but I really have an aversion to dashing the hopes of real fans based on a hokey carnival game. It's utterly repulsive, but I also blame the fans for putting up with it. In no other league could a team that set the all time low for winning % NOT get the best opportunity to improve. I just can't stand the NBA lottery. Horrible. Contrived. Arrogant. Cruel. Unnecessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revering4Blue View Post
    The NBA already sold the team to Tom Benson, the Saints Owner.

    No conspiracy there.

    That stated, the 1985 and 1993 Draft Lotteries seemed fishy at the time, as Redsfanmia noted.

    The NBA has nobody to blame but themselves. You fix the very first lottery and people are going to be suspicious from then on out.
    Fun Fact: In 28 lotteries the team with the worst record has gotten the pick exactly 4 times. One of those times just happened to be when Cleveland got to pick LeBron. You can throw the 2008 lottery in there as well when the Bulls had a less than a two percent chance and got "lucky" enough to snag Derrick Rose. Hmm.
    The NBA lottery is a joke.
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    You guys really think the lottery was fixed this year? And the Ewing year? Which you can watch here and laugh at those talking about the envelope with the bent corner or that the envelope was colder or what not.

    The fixed 1985 NBA lottery - YouTube


    If you thinking tanking was bad this year, does anyone remember what Houston did in 84?


    We'd be hearing the same conspiracy BS this year if any of these teams won it:
    Sac: New Stadium
    Charlotte: Throw MJ a bone
    Clev: Make up for Lebron
    Wash: Big market
    Brooklyn: New location
    Portland: Make up for Roy and Oden injuries

    If people really knew it was rigged and that it was so obvious it would go to New Orleans before hand, you guys do realize you could have made a ton of $ by betting on New Orleans to win the lottery.

    The lottery is not rigged, nor has it ever been.
    Last edited by ervinsm84; 05-31-2012 at 10:38 AM.
    Newsflash!

    Joey Votto does not care about RBI.

    NEITHER SHOULD ANY OF US

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post
    OKC still has a run or two in them, but yeah...wow. The Spurs run offense unlike anything I've ever seen. Awesome to watch.
    Even more fun to watch in person. I was in attendance for Game 2, seated about 8 rows higher than the TNT camera in the corner, behind one of the baskets. It was a great vantage point to watch the Spurs' offense.
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    If you thinking tanking was bad this year, does anyone remember what Houston did in 84?
    There was no lottery in '84...just a coin flip. Ironically, that's why the NBA instituted the Lottery in '85.
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    Orlando Woolridge, the rugged forward who carved out a reputation over 13 NBA seasons as a scoring specialist and one of the original alley-oop artists, died late Thursday at his parents' home in Mansfield, La. He was 52.DeSoto Parish Chief Deputy Coroner Billy Locke said Woolridge died while under hospice care for a chronic heart condition
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    Good bye Orlando......RIP. It was something going to Notre Dame games back in the day.
    ...and this one belongs to the Reds.

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    Watching the Western conference finals is joy,happiness, and satisfaction. Watching the eastern conference finals is frustration, sour faces, and fouls. Yuck.
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    I would love to see the Spurs make it to the finals. They have the best shot and I think they will be the Heat. The Thunder are still a year away IMO from being a championship team. Im probably wrong however and the Thunder will take game 5 in SA. Ive always liked Tim Duncan ever since he played at Wake Forest, and I want him to get another ring. I was listening to the Dan Patrick show and one of there poll questions last week was who is the better player of the last decade, Kobe or Duncan? It was a very interesting question when you looked at all the facts. Duncan has had an amazing career. Hes just a shy quiet guy like Votto.
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    OKC taking it to the Spurs. I think the West team will win the Finals this year regardless.


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