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Old 05-24-2011, 04:49 PM   #6 (permalink)

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depends on why you think the nba would rig the draft. is it because they want to make money or because of a better story?
lets look at some of the past number 1s:
why award CLE number 1 in the year of lebron james?
- home town kid = good story line
- not a big market so wouldn't make the NBA as much money if he went elsewhere

why award CLE again this year?
- good story line because they lost lebron james
- but again, doesn't make business sense

why award SA number 1 in the year of Tim duncan?
- no story line
- SA not a big market

why award ORL number 1 in the year of dwight howard?
- no story line
- ORL not a big market

etc etc....it goes on

AND why were the knicks never awarded number 1 through a decade of SUCKING?

u can make the case the NBA rigs for the better story line, because non of those examples make any financial sense. but then again, what does a good story line do for the NBA financially?

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