A bunch of people think the NBA rigged last night’s draft lottery so that the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets would get the No. 1 pick.
The supposed hard evidence is this picture of Anthony Davis in a Hornets hat that was allegedly taken two weeks ago and posted on TerezOwens.com:
Photo: Terez Owens
Just to be clear, the notion that this is proof of a conspiracy is absurd — you’d have to believe that the NBA told Anthony Davis that the fix was in a month ago.
But draft lottery conspiracy theories are plagued by a lack of hard evidence. Even the unnamed NBA execs that told Yahoo! they were suspicious of the lottery could only cite a non-specific sense of fishiness as proof of a wide-ranging plot.
So it’s not surprising that conspiracy theorists latched on something like this picture.
Anthony Davis told the Dan Patrick show that it was technically an old-school Charlotte Hornets hat.
Something tells us this won’t stop the conspiracy theories.
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