LB – All things considered, it was little more than a throwaway line. But when NBA Commissioner David Stern was asked earlier this week at the Beyond Sport Summit about the Philadelphia 76ers’ odds of winning the 2014 lottery, it was clear that he doesn’t endorse the “Winless for Wiggins” movement. “That is so… small,” said Stern. “I hope they have a great season & don’t have the chance for the No. 1 pick.” He’s right, of course. Even if the Sixers finish with the worst record in the NBA next year, there’s a 75 percent chance that may might not land the top selection in the 2014 draft. In fact, there’s a 35.7 percent possibility that the 76ers wouldn’t end up with any of the first three picks.
Now I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist. I mean obviously the moon landing was filmed on a Hollywood movie studio and there are 20 alien corpses floating in liquid in Area 51 and 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by McDonald’s and the people who make yellow ribbons, but beyond that I’m not the type of guy who believes in that type of stuff. Yet when it comes to David Stern — I believe it.
He may not be commish much longer, but dude will still have enough secret Illuminati NBA power to make sure our Sixers don’t pick before #8 next year. No question. You say throwaway comment, I say slip up. You’ll see next year when Boston gets Wiggins and we’re left with some stiff wooden Euro nobody who never develops into a real boy.