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View Poll Results: NBA draft - rigged?
Yes! 11 57.89%
No! 5 26.32%
This poll is also rigged 3 15.79%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-30-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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I'm not one for conspiracies, but yet again the ping pong balls went the leagues way this year. I know a lot of smart people who swear up and down that this thing is rigged. Maybe not every year, but do you think stern has ever rigged a draft lottery?
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I prefer to drape myself in a cloak of naivety and assume it is not.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I think if it weren't, it would be a live event like the state lottery. I'm sure if there was a possible way for them to give the Nets the #1 pick this year, they would have done it (there's always next year)...
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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I think N.O. is a way more riggish type result than Brooklyn.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:51 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Even NBA execs are making their feelings known (anonymously, of course):
NBA's problematic ownership of Hornets opens door to talk of rigged draft lottery - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:23 AM
 
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Yes and they should ban the lottery system and just give the #1 pick to the worst team in the NBA
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:18 AM
 
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Yes and they should ban the lottery system and just give the #1 pick to the worst team in the NBA
No thank you. So then we will have the bad teams tanking for good picks effecting the way the playoff race shapes up. I guess it is better than Stern rigging the draft though.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:25 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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I think N.O. is a way more riggish type result than Brooklyn.
exactly.

watching with my wife, once NO made it to the top 3 i told her "there is the #1 pick"
its so obvious that it is rigged that it cant be rigged.
then you stop and think, cleveland losses ledecision, next draft they get the #1, NO sends the face of the franchise away for scrubs and one decent player but no "face" and bam they get the #1. with all the problems the hornets have, being league owned (technically still) it only makes sense that the league would give itself the pick.

jordan will never get the #1 ever again after kwame brown by the way.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:29 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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Yes and they should ban the lottery system and just give the #1 pick to the worst team in the NBA
no way! they need to make it an open lotto, live but dont do away with it.
could you imagine how many teams would have tanked for the worst record to get a tim duncan, a shaq, ledecision? half the league would lose every other game, and the good teams would sport 72 win seasons left and right. the playoffs would be the top 2-3-4 teams and nobody worth mentioning. there may not even be a way to tell if the best team actually won the title if one of those all time great type players was coming the next season.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Working with stuff like this for a living, I don't feel it's rigged.

For many that do, they tend to notice things that fit their viewpoint and mentally discard the points that don't.

For christsakes, NO had an almost 14% chance of getting the pick. Go to your local craps table and roll 2 dice, if you rolled a 10 or higher that's roughly the same odds.

In fact, there was a roughly 40% chance that it would go to NO or a team with worse chances.

Now let me put the final nail in the coffin....
NBA Draft Lottery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anybody see the Knicks name on that list from the 10-12 year stretch where they sucked on and off? Me neither. If the NBA was fixing crap like this then WHY has some of the biggest slam-dunk draft picks like Shaq, Duncan and Lebron all wound up in smaller markets?

Some of you remind me of a great comment I once heard a future HOF football player make. "When you see that red has come up 8 times in a row at roulette you know you should be betting black". Yeah sport, stick to football.
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