"This league has a habit, and I am just going to say habit, of producing some pretty incredible story lines. Last year it was Abe Pollin's widow and this year it was a 14-year-old boy ... We were done. I told Kevin: 'We're toast.' This is not happening for us and I was right."
Watch him get fined $100,000 tomorrow. But he is right. Cleveland got their hometown (well Akron) product. Chicago gets their true hometown kid. Stern screws the Celtics for tanking a few years back. Now the Cavs get #1 and #4 (which was the true sign of a rigged NBA draft as it would have been more believable if the Cavs had gotten the #1 overall pick with 9 or wherever the Clipps were slotted). David Stern does rig the lottery and he has for years. There is video evidence before ping pong balls were ever used and it was just the actual envelopes turned in a large clear canister as David Stern "blindly" picked the envelopes one by one.