Debunking the 10 Biggest Conspiracy Theories in the NBA

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Debunking the 10 Biggest Conspiracy Theories in the NBA
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The NBA is no stranger to insane conspiracy theories due to the unpredictable nature of the sport and from their draft lottery. 

The draft lottery in itself gets all those who like a good conspiracy theory into a fervor. All of the teams that missed the playoffs the year before have a chance to win and as should be expected, there have been quite a few surprising results. 

The problem with lottery conspiracy theories is that you could spin a conspiracy theory about any team that wins the lottery. 

Like all major sports, officiating often plays a role in who wins in some circumstances. NBA plays happen so quickly because the players are world-class athletes. 

Sometimes, plays happen so fast that officials miss obvious calls or make bad decisions on what fans consider to be simple calls. 

The speed of an NBA game is remarkable, and officials are human and are going to make some errors. 

There have been a few instances in which referees have been blamed for the outcome of an entire playoff series, and some have gone far enough to say that officials have fixed games. 

Here are some more conspiracy theories that are simply absurd. 

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