Basketball fans are convinced that the NBA rigged the draft lottery in favor of the San Antonio Spurs so that they could land generational prospect Victor Wembanyama.
The Spurs, Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons all shared the best odds of winning the draft lottery at 14.0 percent. Sure enough, one of the NBA’s golden franchises of the 2000s and early 2010s wound up winning it over two struggling organizations.
So as you might have expected, plenty of NBA fans took to Twitter and accused the league of rigging the draft lottery in favor of the Spurs.
The 7-foot-5 Wembanyama will most certainly be the first overall pick by the Spurs, and boy does the organization need it. After making the postseason every year from 1998 to 2019, they have missed out in four consecutive seasons.
Adding Wembanyama will breathe new hope into a Spurs club that was the NBA’ model organization for nearly two full decades.
San Antonio has picked first overall twice in franchise history, and they came away with a game-changer both times: David Robinson and Tim Duncan in 1987 and 1997, respectively.
Known as “The Twin Towers”, Robinson and Duncan led the Spurs to their first two NBA championships together in 1999 and 2003. Both are also enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Duncan, widely regarded as a top-10 all-time player, won three more championships with Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker in 2005, 2007 and 2014.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.