Dikembe Mutombo thinks the Sixers are picking first in the 2016 NBA draft

Tuesday May 17th, 2016

Hours before Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery, Dikembe Mutombo tweeted that his Philadelphia 76ers had landed the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, which they totally didn’t.

Either the draft lottery is rigged, like many have theorized over the years, and Mutombo leaked the result early...or he just peeked at the odds and accidentally celebrated the first overall pick going to Philly.

If Philly doesn’t pick first, an entire city will wag its finger at Dikembe. If they do, an entire sea of conspiracy theorists will use his tweet as proof.

He has since deleted it.

Who wants to correct Mutombo?

UPDATE (5:20 p.m. ET): Suuuuuure. Sure.

– Kenny Ducey

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