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Old 05-07-2012, 03:33 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The crazy thing - for all of the conspiracy theorists out there - is that you could make a case for a lot of different teams that this lottery could be rigged.

For Charlotte - Well... they had the worst record, plus Michael Jordan is NBA royalty.
For Cleveland - NBA still trying to make up for LBJ's departure.
For New Orleans - NBA owned them all season, plus just like Washington, they may "reward" a new owner with the 1st overall pick
For Sacramento - After fighting with the city, and just having a new arena deal fall through, getting the overall #1 pick could help them keep their franchise in Sac
For Brooklyn - (top 3 protected, right?) With a move to Brooklyn, winning the first overall pick would help put them on the map instantly. Hype = a good thing in one of the major markets.
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