The New Orleans Hornets won the top spot in the 2012 NBA draft thanks to the NBA draft lottery during halftime of the Celtics-Heat game (wasn’t that a great game?). Ah the NBA lottery, where the NBA gives us all a reason to watch teams who sucked beyond recognition.
But I digress…
At any rate, folks are crying foul because the league-owned Hornets won the rights to draft Captain Unibrow himself – Kentucky power forward/center Anthony Davis. These are the same Hornets that are soon to be owned by the Saints owner Tom Benson.
While I do not think the draft lottery is fixed (last I checked the NBA would be committing a felony if it did), I do believe the NBA has a huge perception problem. I think they should have the teams picked live online with the balls moving. That way NO ONE could concoct any conspiracy theories (frozen envelopes).
Look, I do not have a problem with the lottery, and I do not think its fixed. It’s just that sometimes perception is reality.