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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 02:04:09 pm »

the draft lottery isn't rigged .. new orleans is the 2nd smallest market in the NBA .. they aren't rigging shit for that town... if it was rigged, you'd see NY with the #1 pick .. and they'd hype hype hype the crap out of it forever.

you wanna see rigging .. check out this study:
http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/DugganLevitt2002.pdf

they basically found that in sumo wrestling, if a fighter in the last match was 7-7 he won a disproportionate amount of the time, and 95% of the next match those two fighters fought (in the next tournament) they one that needed the win would lose in the 2nd match

Wrong.   If it was rigged, the Lakers would've gotten the number one pick.   
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2019, 02:45:00 pm »


http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/DugganLevitt2002.pdf

they basically found that in sumo wrestling, if a fighter in the last match was 7-7 he won a disproportionate amount of the time, and 95% of the next match those two fighters fought (in the next tournament) they one that needed the win would lose in the 2nd match

Is this really "rigged" or more like the unwritten rule in baseball that you don't bunt and steal if the score is 9-1 in the 8th inning, you just let the game run out?

Or is it like in the NFL when one team needs a win to advance to the playoffs and the other team is totally out of it or has clinched the best playoff spot they can get then the team who cares is more likely to win than the team that doesn't give a shit and is resting his starters?

Part of this could be explained by the fact that someone who is 7-7 is highly motivated for the win while someone who is 6-8 or 8-6 is not very motivated and after 14 bouts both of them are extremely tired and motivation can be a huge factor.   
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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2019, 03:44:00 pm »

Is this really "rigged" or more like the unwritten rule in baseball that you don't bunt and steal if the score is 9-1 in the 8th inning, you just let the game run out?

Or is it like in the NFL when one team needs a win to advance to the playoffs and the other team is totally out of it or has clinched the best playoff spot they can get then the team who cares is more likely to win than the team that doesn't give a shit and is resting his starters?

Part of this could be explained by the fact that someone who is 7-7 is highly motivated for the win while someone who is 6-8 or 8-6 is not very motivated and after 14 bouts both of them are extremely tired and motivation can be a huge factor.   

that is very true .. and the fact that the wrestler at 7-7 wins a disproportionately high amount of times isn't in itself suspicious .. but coupled with the next bout the two wrestlers have .. the one that needed the win at 7-7 loses 95% of the time that's what makes the win exchange obvious
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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2019, 04:40:39 pm »

Have the Suns been relevant since Barkely's playing days?  Roll Eyes

Yes

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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2019, 05:16:43 pm »

Have the Suns been relevant since Barkely's playing days?  Roll Eyes

There was a time in the mid 2000's where they were challenging the Spurs for supremacy in the West.   
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2019, 02:07:43 pm »

There was a time in the mid 2000's where they were challenging the Spurs for supremacy in the West.   

And the only reason the Spurs were relevant was because they tanked like their life depended on it in order to get Timmy Duncan.

 Just sayin'...   Wink

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