Hold That said:
Of course, you know how much negative press the Arenas situation brought to the NBA and the Wizards organization.. If stern was going to rig any lotto it would be THAT one, that fan base and organization needed something to get it off the ground after that whole fiasco. It needed a young player to help get rid of the Arenas era, and Wall is exactly that type of player.
Do I think Stern rigs every lotto? No. But I do think he picks and chooses from time to time..
Wall would have been much better for the NBA if he went to New Jersey, especially since that would've been a bargaining chip for them to lure Lebron (He and Wall are good friends and had discussions of playing on the same team.).
If you think Stern passed up on that opportunity and rigged it in favor of Washington, you are crazy bro.
It is impossible to rig the draft lottery in todays day an age without one of the reps of one of the teams realizing something was going on.