Yahoo Sports – The New Orleans Hornets won the draft lottery and get to pick one of the most transcendent prospects in years, Kentucky’s Anthony Davis. The NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets, with a 13.7 percent chance, won the lottery. For over a year, David Stern pushed hard to get maximum value for his owners on the re-sale of the Hornets, and Tom Benson gave Stern an asking price and an assurance the franchise wouldn’t leave New Orleans. “It’s such a joke that the league made the new owners be at the lottery for the show,” one high-ranking 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.”Hornets coach Monty Williams represented the franchise at the draft lottery. The reaction of several league executives was part disgust, part resignation on Wednesday night. So many had predicted this happening, so many suspected that somehow, someway, the Hornets would walk away with Davis. That’s the worst part for the NBA; these aren’t the railings from the guy sitting at the corner tavern, but the belief of those working within the machinery that something undue happened here, that they suspect it happens all the time under Stern.
How about we state the obvious and admit that the NBA is fixed. Last night I actually watched this joke of a lottery and the entire thing felt like a WWE event. If Macho Man Randy Savage was still alive I guarantee he would have been there to open those envelopes screaming “Ohh Yeah! The Bobcats get pick number twooooooo!” All I wanted to do was light David Stern on fire and beat the stupid smirk off of Dan Gilbert’s kid and his goofy glasses. I would never do such a thing because I’m pretty sure he is like 14-years-old, but please stop dressing like a turkey. Anyhow, the NBA is a joke and Stern sold the Hornets with the new owners knowing they would be the proud owners of Anthony Davis. If I wanted a soap opera I would have watched the XFL when it was around. Clean it up Stern.