Tonight sees the NBA draft lottery take place, with fourteen franchises (and their fans) holding hope of grabbing that number one overall pick ahead of the actual draft June 26.

But, whilst they all theoretically hold a chance, however slim, of getting that coveted number one spot is the process all legit?

Rumors, speculation, and conspiracy theories citing foul play in the lottery process have done the rounds for years, and while it might be ridiculous to suggest there is actually anything untoward going on in the NBA hierarchy that doesn't make it any less fun to humor the conspiracy theorists for a little while.

Here are four reasons why people believe the NBA draft lottery has been a fix throughout history, and why internet forums have been in business ever since.

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