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“Luck” of the draw (1985 NBA Draft Conspiracy)

Rachna thinks the Knicks were a little too lucky. When David Stern, a NYC native, was appointed NBA Commissioner in 1984, he was determined to put basketball on the map. And his first move was to replace the traditional draft with a flashy lottery. But when all-star Patrick Ewing ends up getting chosen for the Knicks, it becomes hard to believe that Stern would leave the lottery to chance. Allegedly.

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