Couldn't be any more rigged IMO even if they had the second best chance
pretty much, I knew colorado would win, struggling franchise that can't come close to selling out and a hometown player that is pretty much a lock to be first overall franchise player comes up, you knew they'd want to write that story book ending.
The NBA fixed the 1985 draft lottery so the Knicks would land Patrick Ewing.
Why People Believe It
It's the NBA. It was the first-ever lottery. Ewing was considered the best prospect in years, and he was already an East Coast icon from his years at Georgetown. The Knicks had been lousy and the league needed a boost in New York.
Plus, if you go to the youtube clip of the lottery you'll see that when the fourth envelope is placed in the spinning globe thingie (at around the 4:50 mark), it is slammed against the side of the globe thingie, apparently causing a crease in the envelope. This was the SAME ENVELOPE that David Stern pulled out to determine the No. 1 pick! OMG OMG OMG!