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."