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NBA Draft Lottery fixed? Dikembe Mutombo starts conspiracy theory

Dikembe Mutombo's tweet Tuesday afternoon. Twitter

Former NBA centerDikembeMutombogot the old "The NBA is FIXED!!!" juices flowing for plenty of sports conspiracy theorists Tuesday afternoon as he sent out a tweet that read, "Congrats to @Sixers on grabbing the #1 spot in the #NBADraft. #PHILAfirst"

It's entirely possible that Mutombo got some inside info as the actual draft lottery results are known by a select few prior to the announcement of the order of picks on TV. Mutombo tweeted his message out at 4:26 p.m. Eastern, which is basically four hours ahead of when the masses will know.

In today's day and age, it's probably a good idea for the NBA to do the lottery live or at least a few minutes prior to the television broadcast.

Mutomboquickly apologized for the tweet, stating, "Sorry, guys.Got excited about the@sixersodds and got ahead of myself.Still keeping my fingers crossed for tonight."