David Stern has been accused of fixing the NBA Draft Lottery for years.
The Lottery was first instituted in 1985, when the Knicks won the top pick in the draft and the right to select Patrick Ewing. Many people have speculated that the commissioner manipulated the results so that New York could take the nation's top college star.
This season, talk about a rigged lottery has sprung up again. The Hornets were awarded the number one selection in the 2012 Draft.
New Orleans had the third-best odds of winning the lottery. They had a 13.7 percent chance of landing the pick, while the Bobcats had the best chance at 25 percent.
Some conspiracy theorists feel that Stern controlled the results once again.
Anthony Davis is the consensus number one pick, and is expected to make a major impact in his first season. The Hornets were recently purchased by Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints, and some people have suggested that that the league wants to make sure the team gets off to a good start under new management.
The NBA still owns the team, but the deal is expected to become offical this week.
The commissioner appeared on Jim Rome's radio show on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. During the interview, Rome asked Stern if the Lottery was fixed.
Stern didn't appreciate the question and responded, Have you stopped beating your wife?
Rome has no history of spousal abuse. Stern was was trying to prove how ridiculous the question was.
The commissioner denied any speculation about fixing the lottery and added that the question was unfair. Rome explained that it was his job to ask the question.