Best sports conspiracy ever

SportsNation voted for the top theories ever in a five-bracket battle

Originally Published: March 17, 2014
By Ty Wenger and LaRue Cook | ESPN The Magazine

Leagues run amok

David Stern, all-knowing dark overlord?!? ... Impossible! The '85 NBA draft lottery is fixed by commissioner Stern (and one chilly envelope) to let the Knicks draft extremely tall lane walker Patrick Ewing with the first pick.

(Proven) Rich men colluding to hoard money?!? ... Never! During the 1980s, greedy MLB owners agree not to sign one another's free agents, suppressing salaries. Players sue; owners settle to the tune of $280 million.

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