2023 NBA Draft Lottery May 16, 2023; Chicago, IL, USA; A overall shot of the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery at McCormick Place West. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs won the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night putting them in prime position to draft French sensation Victor Wembanyama. However, Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow appears to believe that the entire draft lottery was rigged.

While it was a great night for the Spurs, it was not such a great time to be a Detroit Pistons fan. Detroit finished with the worst record in the NBA and had high hopes of potentially receiving the top overall pick in the draft.

That obviously didn’t happen, as they unfortunately fell all the way down to the No. 5 pick in the draft. This not only puts them out of the Wembanyama sweepstakes but also likely takes them out of the running for likely No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson.

This led to Stabenow to seriously question the process of the NBA Draft Lottery. She took to social media to declare that it “looked rigged” to her.

She didn’t exactly provide any evidence for this potentially being rigged against the Pistons. Regardless, other fans of the team also felt that way.

This is likely just Pistons fans upset with the outcome of the draft for their team. Regardless, this rumor sparks nearly every year because the actual drawing of the picks occurs hours before it is officially announced on television.

Unless the NBA decides to draw the picks live on television in the future, it is likely a rumor that will live on in NBA fandom for years to come.

[Debbie Stabenow on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.