[NBA Betting] Topic: Why didn't I take Hornets +650 to win the draft lottery?!
Joined: Oct 2008
Posted: 5/31/2012 12:38:14 PM
We should have seen this one coming from a mile away.
Of course the New Orleans Hornets were going to win the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. I just hope some of you were wiser than me and took the free money with the Hornets priced at +650 to win the draft lottery.
Despite having just a 13.7 percent chance of landing the first pick – and a shot at selecting Kentucky superstar Anthony Davis – the Hornets continued to move up and ousted the Charlotte Bobcats, who had a 25 percent shot at No. 1.
New Orleans’ luck has many league owners up in arms and shouting conspiracy theory, stating that the Hornets are still run by the NBA - regardless of Tom Benson’s supposed ownership of the franchise - and that the league rigged the lottery.
"It's such a joke that the league made the new owners be at the lottery for the show," one team executive told Yahoo! Sports. "The league still owns the Hornets. Ask their front office if new owners can make a trade right now. They can't. This is a joke."
If you want to throw more gas on the fire, it would seem plausible that one of the stipulations that Benson could have made in his move to purchase the team was that the NBA gift wrap in the No. 1 overall pick for 2012.
There’s no way to prove it happened – just like the shady 1997 Tim Duncan draft or the 1985 Patrick Ewing draft, which was the first-ever NBA lottery, conceived by none other than league commissioner David Stern.
Condolences go out to Bobcats fans everywhere – all 12 of you. Hopefully, you hedged your lottery luck and took New Orleans at +650 to steal the No. 1 pick.
Better luck next year...
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: United States
Posted: 5/31/2012 1:25:19 PM
wow, i was out of touch with the draft, but I would have definitely done this too.
Always bet on a fix, lol.
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