New Orleans Hornets NBA Lottery Win, Anthony Davis and Conspiracy Theories
On Wednesday night, the world waited to find out which team would steal the No. 1 pick in the NBA Lottery.
We didn't wait to see who would luck into the pick, win it, or by a stroke of fortune, procure it; we waited to see which team was going to be on the right side of a Davis Stern finagling.
So, of course we saw a scandalous turn of events.
First, we better lay out what actually occurred on Wednesday night. ESPN televised representatives of horrible teams sitting around, all with thoughts of Anthony Davis floating through their heads.
After beating around the bush for sponsor's sake, we finally received the results. The funniest part had to be the Brooklyn Nets getting the sixth pick, essentially making Irina Pavlova's trip to the stage useless.
It came down to the final three and the Hornets took the one spot, the Bobcats the two, and the Wizards the three.
You can see the order and percentage layout at ESPN.com.
The favorite to win the lottery was, of course, the Bobcats with a 25% chance given to them for being the best at sucking at basketball.
The Hornets moved up from four, using their 13.7% chance to win. The fact that the former NBA-owned Hornets won had everyone in the audience thinking conspiracy.
That turned to everyone proclaiming scandal online. Which in turn became a wave of annoying and frustrating discussion on David Stern and his shady leadership.
It didn't help matters that Anthony Davis was seen in a picture taken well before the lottery sporting a Hornets cap.
Black Sports Online had this photo that they stated could have been mere coincidence, but also insinuated it could have been the smoke we have all been searching for.
Is the NBA Lottery rigged?
I will concede that Stern may not be the cleanest commissioner in all of sports history. I am sure he has done his fair share of moving pieces, but I will stop at fixing the lottery. Horrible decisions involving trades, let's talk.
Other than that, I haven't the strength.
The thought of Stern fiddling his hands like Mr. Burns and muttering "excellent" behind closed doors scares me.
Let's accept that a team with a pretty good chance of winning the lottery beat out a team with a slightly better chance.
Can we also be adults and say that the Bobcats and Michael Jordan would have screwed up the pick anyway.
Also, Davis would have been no use to the Wizards, a team that is clearly destined to lose each and every season.
No, the Hornets won, and I am perfectly fine with that.
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