Kyrie Irving Makes Trick Play in Game 4
Warriors Make History by Sweeping Their Way to Finals
Kevin Durant Gets the Double Block
Will Warriors Bust Out the Brooms for Historic Sweep of Spurs in Game 4?
Avery Bradley’s Game-Winning 3-Pointer Caps 21-Point Comeback
LeBron James Swats Avery Bradley on the Chase Down Block
Bold Predictions for the 2017 NBA Draft
Can Celtics Bounce Back to Avoid Short Eastern Conference Finals vs. Cavaliers?
Howard Beck NBA Spotlight: Can We Just Fast-Forward to the Finals Already?
Devin Booker Will Make Special Olympian a Lottery Star
Steph Curry and Kevin Durant Combine for 74 Points in Game 1
John Wall Hits the Game-Winning Three in Game 6
Manu Ginobili Makes a Perfect-Timed Block on Harden in Game 5
Spur Paid $150 for Tryout....Now He's a Playoff Starter
Celtics and Game 7s Have a Lot of History...Which Isn't Good for Wizards
John Wall Post Game Interview
John Wall Game-Winning Three
Howard Beck's NBA Spotlight: Could Isaiah Thomas Lose Job to a Ping-Pong Ball?
NBA Fans Are Undisputed Sixth Man of the Year for Best Postseason Celebrations
Perhaps the most popular conspiracy theory in all of sports revolves around the 1985 NBA draft lottery. Believers claim Commissioner David Stern and the NBA rigged the lottery so the New York Knicks would get the first pick and, with it, select Patrick Ewing.
After a dominant college career at Georgetown, Ewing was the surefire first pick of the 1985 NBA draft. He was a "once in a decade" talent who would change the fate of whichever team picked him. The Knicks were desperate for a center, and according to the theories, the NBA was desperate for a good team in New York.
Once the Knicks won the draft (and future Hall of Famer Ewing), the whispers of "fraud" and "fix" began and continue to this day, including far-out speculation involving everything from dry ice to X-ray glasses.
Was the NBA desperate enough to rig the draft lottery? Was David Stern powerful enough to fix a seemingly random selection of envelopes? Was the fate of the NBA changed forever by a "frozen envelope"? Will the Knicks be lucky again 30 years later, or are there more powerful forces at work? Watch the video and decide for yourself.