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Is the NBA Draft Lottery Rigged?

The suspicious historical results of the NBA Draft Lottery
The suspicious historical results of the NBA Draft Lottery

The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery ping-pong balls will be bouncing behind closed doors Tuesday, May 16, with the results unveiled at 8:00 p.m. ET prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. With the top three picks in this year’s NBA Draft (Thursday, June 22) at stake — as well as franchise-altering trade scenarios triggered by the results — this year's 33rd annual NBA Draft Lottery is in many ways more important than the NBA Draft itself.

The San Antonio Spurs are beautiful again

After a season spent lying about with a championship hangover, the San Antonio Spurs finally look like title contenders again.

 

Following a 12-3 March campaign, they seem like the only legitimate Western Conference threat to the dominant Golden State Warriors. The Spurs have regained their dazzling, selfless form — the giant has awakened from its slumber, with no game more telling than their recent 114-95 road spattering of the Atlanta Hawks.

 

10 Amazing Feats From Shortened Sports Seasons

Strikes and lockouts have resulted in some of the best, worst and strangest times in sports.
<p> 10 Amazing Feats From Shortened Sports Seasons. Strikes and lockouts have resulted in some of the best, worst and strangest moments in sports history, including Mark Moseley, Rollie Fingers, Curt Flood, Suge Knight, Fernando Valenzuela, LeBron James, Tony Gwynn, Tim Duncan and the Chicago Blackhawks.</p>

Labor disputes, strikes and lockouts happen in the billion-dollar business of pro sports. This year’s NHL season started in the second period. Last year’s NBA schedule didn’t tip off until midway through the second quarter. But sometimes, short seasons produce the craziest results. These are 10 of the best and worst historic moments from such seasons.

Top 10 Reasons Why the Miami Heat Won’t Win the 2013 NBA Championship

The Miami Heat won last season and are the favorites this year, but there are no guarantees.
<p> Top 10 Reasons Why the Miami Heat Won’t Win the 2013 NBA Championship, including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Erik Spoelstra and Ray Allen.</p>