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Memo to the NBA: Get Rid of the Draft Lottery

I have waited a while to write about this until I had time to observe and listen to what others have been saying. I personally think after last weeks NBA Draft Lottery that it was indeed rigged for the Hornets to win it. If you don’t believe me then take a look at the facts. The NBA owned the Hornets for the last couple of years and the NBA fought to try and screw Chris Paul over and keep him there. He was first going to go to the Lakers but it got halted and then he ended up a Clipper. The Clippers benefited from the move but the Hornets have been struggling since then. The Hornets may have struggled but the Hornets did not do as bad as the Bobcats. The Bobcats finished with the worse winning percentage in the history of the NBA. Here is the 2012 Draft order for the first round.

1. New Orleans Hornets
2. Charlotte Bobcats
3. Washington Wizards
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Sacramento Kings
6. Portland Trail Blazers (from Nets)
7. Golden State Warriors
8. Toronto Raptors
9. Detroit Pistons
10. New Orleans Hornets (from Wolves)
11. Portland Trail Blazers
12. Milwaukee Bucks
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Houston Rockets
15. Philadelphia 76ers
16. Houston Rockets (from Knicks)
17. Dallas Mavericks
18. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Jazz)
19. Orlando Magic
20. Denver Nuggets
21. Boston Celtics
22. Boston Celtics(from Clippers)
23. Atlanta Hawks
24. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Lakers)
25. Memphis Grizzlies
26. Indiana Pacers
27. Miami Heat
28. Oklahoma City Thunder
29. Chicago Bulls
30. Golden State Warriors (from Spurs)

I personally think that the NBA draft and all other drafts in sports need to be like the NFL draft. It should be based on winning percentage. I also feel that the draft should be four rounds, not two. Having two rounds does not allow a lot options and doesn’t allow teams to gain depth. The NBA has become such a joke and has lost a lot of credibility. This latest conspiracy theory about the draft has made the NBA look even more ridiculous. 
The teams that have multiple picks in the first round have the advantage and those teams are Portland, Boston, Houston, and New Orleans. If I was Michael Jordan I would be livid at the fact that my team does not have multiple picks in the draft and basically got screwed out of the number 1 pick. At this rate MJ mine as well come out of retirement and play again. 
In order for the rigged,  and conspiracy theory talks to stop they need to use the NFL’s way of having the draft order. The worst goes first and you save the best for last.  The NBA and David Stern need to wake up. Make some changes fast or keep continuing to be the laughing stock of professional sports. 

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