Newsclip®: [Sports] Dikembe Mutombo tweet stirs NBA’s latest draft conspiracy | New York Post

"Dikembe Mutombo is rejecting the idea of another NBA draft lottery conspiracy. Mutombo congratulated the Philadelphia 76ers on winning the No. 1 pick with a tweet Tuesday that came about four hours before the lottery. But he tells The Associated Press it was a 'mistake that happened' and that he had no knowledge that the 76ers would win. 'I want to let people know there was no conspiracy,' Mutombo said in a phone interview. Mutombo played for the 76ers during his Hall of Fame career and now works for the NBA as a global ambassador. On Tuesday afternoon, he received an email from the Sixers organization asking him if he would post a congratulatory message on Twitter if the 76ers won. The email, obtained by AP, showed some sample tweets that could be used. He copied and pasted one onto his Twitter page — but then immediately sent it. 'It was like maybe 30 seconds, then I realized, 'Whoa! What did I do here?'' he said.",

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