OK, so this video doesn’t nearly prove that David Stern is rigging the NBA so that the Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs. But the video is convincing, because there is some reason to think this conspiracy theory is true. Judge for yourself, with the obvious caveat that this video contains just a few slivers of cherry-picked evidence to prove a bold claim that would need A LOT more evidence than this to be proven true.
It’s not even close to complete proof, but it is interesting. Judge for yourself and chime in below in the comments section.
If the NBA is indeed rigged, though, the Lakers will need even more help from referees. Despite Stern’s alleged best efforts, the Lakers are still a half game out of the playoffs as of 11:00 p.m., tonight. Dirty referees can’t tell Kobe Bryant to try on defense.