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    Why don't they show the balls live? I know the draft is some intricate process blah blah blah.... but we don't see that anyway.
    Yeah this is what I don't like. Not saying it's rigged, or not, but why not just air the lottery ball selection process. It's the same process used for the Hoosier Lottery.. etc.

    They already have everyone's combination on a big board. Instead of reading off, every envelope, just televise and air the top 3 picks

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    Default Re: Wolves GM David Kahn Implies the Draft Lottery is Rigged

    how about orlando winning the lottery two years in a row? In 1993, i think they had the worst possible odds to win the lottery, but the nba wanted to get shaq help quickly.

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    Kahn is generally an idiot, but there definitely have been a lot of "perfect" draft position victories of late (LeBron to hometown Cleveland, Rose to hometown Chicago, Wizards widow gets #1, Cavs get #1 & #4 after LeBron leaves, etc.). Add to that that the team with the worst record rarely wins the lottery (statistically unlikely), and that the draft is conducted privately, and you have all the makings of a pretty good conspiracy theory.

    And don't even get me started on frozen/bent cards...

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    Why don't they show the balls live?
    TWSS?

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    TWSS?
    That's what Maria Shriver said.
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    Kahn just has the balls to say what everyone should think about the NBA draft process.

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    The Tim Duncan lotto pretty much confirmed the draft isn't rigged. They shipped him to San Antonio, when Boston had a chance at the number 1 and had tanked all year just to get him. If it was "rigged" Timmy would have been a Celtic.

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    The Tim Duncan lotto pretty much confirmed the draft isn't rigged. They shipped him to San Antonio, when Boston had a chance at the number 1 and had tanked all year just to get him. If it was "rigged" Timmy would have been a Celtic.
    The NBA isn't stupid enough to rig the lottery every year. But, if it is rigged, they've been ballsier of late.

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    Yeah, the NBA is just desperate to get Kyrie Irving to Cleveland. Give me a break.

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    I just think there is a better way to do it than with a suspect process.

    There are ways to make sure the team in most need gets the #1 pick without tanking in a single year being a viable way to ensure position.
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    Teams have representatives in the back (typically Morway when the pacers were in the lottery) when the balls are drawn. Are you guys implying that the entire NBA is in on this giant conspiracy as well?

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    Yeah, the NBA is just desperate to get Kyrie Irving to Cleveland. Give me a break.
    No, but I'm sure they don't mind helping Cleveland "reload" in the wake of LeBron leaving town.

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    No, but I'm sure they don't mind helping Cleveland "reload" in the wake of LeBron leaving town.
    Why? Cleveland is not a major NBA market. Why would the NBA have any interest in helping them reload?

    Plus the pick the Cavs got the number 1 with is the pick they get from the Clippers.

    I just can't get behind the idea at all.
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    Why? Cleveland is not a major NBA market. Why would the NBA have any interest in helping them reload?

    Plus the pick the Cavs got the number 1 with is the pick they get from the Clippers.

    I just can't get behind the idea at all.
    It's a "feel good" story, since the majority public opinion is that the Cavs got severely hosed by LeBron.

    Washington is not a major NBA market either, but them getting the #1 pick last year in the wake of the owner's passing was also a "feel good" story for the media to run with.

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    Teams have representatives in the back (typically Morway when the pacers were in the lottery) when the balls are drawn. Are you guys implying that the entire NBA is in on this giant conspiracy as well?
    Then why does Kahn seem to believe that is an insufficient deterrent?

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    Most people feel for Cleveland? I think the majority public opinion is that they thought Lebron handled it poorly, but I don't think anyone blames him for leaving Cleveland.

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    Then why does Kahn seem to believe that is an insufficient deterrent?
    Because he's the same guy that drafted 3...4? point guards in one draft?

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    Then again.

    We did have the infamous "Derrick Rose to Chicago" thing a few years ago.

    Was it rigged? Who knows. But it sure does seem like it.
    It isn't like there was an envelope in the lotto basket that had a bent corner, or had been put in a freezer so it was cold to the touch.

    On the other hand -
    Chicago raised MVP Rose goes 1st overall to who? Chicago.
    Akron raised perennial all-star James goes 1st overall to who? Cleveland.

    EDIT: Oops. I now see Sandman beat me too it.
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    It isn't like there was an envelope in the lotto basket that had a bent corner, or had been put in a freezer so it was cold to the touch.

    On the other hand -
    Chicago raised MVP Rose goes 1st overall to who? Chicago.
    Akron raised perennial all-star James goes 1st overall to who? Cleveland.
    Indiana raised Greg Oden goes to who? Portland.

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    Why would they rig it for Cleveland??

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    Why? Cleveland is not a major NBA market. Why would the NBA have any interest in helping them reload?

    Plus the pick the Cavs got the number 1 with is the pick they get from the Clippers.

    I just can't get behind the idea at all.
    The town of Cleveland is losing a lot of money since Lebron left, they are closing stores and places because of it, I wouldn't be surprised that the NBA did this to help them.

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    Then why does Kahn seem to believe that is an insufficient deterrent?
    Because he's a moron?

    There have been four 'storyline' picks in the last 12 years. Three of those four should not come as a surprise considering those teams' odds, with Chicago getting the number 1 pick in the Derrick Rose draft being the only shock. Now if you can explain why a league that rigs drafts would give #1 picks to the likes of Toronto, Milwaukee, Portland and the Clippers i'd love to hear it.

    And for those that want to see a live ceremony, that's cool. I prefer exciting television over a boring 2 minute process though, so i'll have to disagree.

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    The town of Cleveland is losing a lot of money since Lebron left, they are closing stores and places because of it, I wouldn't be surprised that the NBA did this to help them.
    News flash, Cleveland was in financial hell while Lebron was there.

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    News flash, Cleveland was in financial hell while Lebron was there.
    News flash, almost every city in the US has financial issues.....

    The estimated money lost by the town of Cleveland a year is like 100mil according to some reports, that is a lot for a town with financial issues.

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    News flash, almost every city in the US has financial issues.....

    The estimated money lost by the town of Cleveland a year is like 100mil according to some reports, that is a lot for a town with financial issues.
    Yeah, but that's because it is Cleveland not because Lebron James left.

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