Skip to main content

Dikembe Mutombo Congratulates Philadelphia 76ers On No. 1 Pick They Haven't Won Yet

The NBA Draft Lottery is at 8:00 PM ET tonight, meaning that, as far as we know, nobody has a clue who is going to be awarded the No. 1 overall pick. That is, except former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo.

Mutombo, who played for six different franchises in his career, took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to congratulate the Philadelphia 76ers on winning the lottery. He posted a photo of himself and Allen Iverson from their time together with the team. Again, no team has won the lottery just yet.

Mutombo, after some fanfare, quickly deleted the post. Most think it was an innocent mistake - as the 76ers do have the best odds of landing the pick. Others are crying conspiracy.

">May 17, 2016

We don't think Mutombo has any inside information, but it's still interesting. Either way, expect Ben Simmons to go No. 1 overall.