NBA Draft Conspiracy Theories


NEW YORK - MAY 20: General Manager David Griffin and Jeff Cohen, Chairman of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates winning the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery on May 20, 2014 at the ABC News' 'Good Morning America' Times Square Studio in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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When the NBA draft lottery gets picked there is always speculation that the draft order is rigged.  This year’s conspiracy theory: Cleveland was given the first pick to help entice LeBron James to come back after his contract in Miami is up to create the ultimate homecoming story line.  Here’s what the theories would have been if anyone else in the lottery would have gotten the number one spot:


Side Note: If your daughter looks like this you might want to limit her exposure to drunk idiots watching the NBA Draft.

Side Note: If your daughter looks like this you might want to limit her exposure to drunk idiots watching the NBA Draft.

Milwaukee Bucks:  The league made a behind the scenes deal with new ownership to ensure them the number one pick if they bought the team…  And because Mallory Edens.

7/10 All-Seeing Eyes


Philadelphia  76ers: Philly is the fourth biggest media market in the US and the Sixers are terrible.  This would give them another young star to go along with MCW and would lead to the creation of another super team in a major market.

4/10 All-Seeing Eyes


Orlando Magic:  Owner Richard DeVos is the second longest tenured NBA owner that was in the lottery this year.

1/10 All-Seeing Eyes



Utah Jazz:  There were reports back in 2011 that the team might be up for sale but the NBA lockout situation changed things.  The Jazz’s ownership group owns three other entities that generate more revenue than the Jazz so selling them off makes sense.  They just need the team’s valuation to rise, which it would if they had the number one pick.

3/10 All-Seeing Eyes


Boston Celtics:  It’s great for the NBA if the Celtics are a dominant team.

9/10 All-Seeing Eyes


You can stop dreaming of Wiggins now, LA.

You can stop dreaming of Wiggins now, LA.

LA Lakers:  See Celtics

10/10 All-Seeing Eyes


Sacramento Kings:  The Kings were purchased last season and Sac-Town just approved a proposal to build a brand new $477 million arena.  The number one pick would be their reward.

6/10 All-Seeing Eyes


Charlotte Hornets:  If the Hornets keep losing Michael Jordan might lose interest. It is good for the NBA to keep him around as much as possible.  Giving him a number one pick will help keep him at the arena and off the golf course.

5/10 All-Seeing Eyes



Denver Nuggets:  One of the most genius business transactions of all time took place when the NBA merged with the ABA in 1976.  The St. Louis Spirits were not going to be one of the teams absorbed by the NBA so Spirits owners Ozzie and Daniel Silna settled for a $2.2 million buyout…and a share of the TV revenue for the four former ABA franchises (Nets, Nuggets, Pacers, Spurs) forever.  Since then the Silnas brothers have accumulated $300 million from the deal with no signs of slowing down.  Finally in January of this year the NBA bought them out for half a billion dollars.  Since the Nuggets are the only former ABA team in the lottery this would be a great way to stick the Silnas the middle finger.

4/10 All-Seeing Eyes


Minnesota Timberwolves:  The NBA’s way of saying we’re sorry for Kevin Love leaving.

1/10 All-Seeing Eyes


Phoenix Suns:  Because Jeff Hornacek’s a legend, that’s why.

10/10 All-Seeing Eyes

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