NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo caused quite a stir this afternoon after congratulating his former team — the Philadelphia 76ers — on landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft via a tweet that has since been deleted.
Obviously, the lottery doesn’t start for a few hours still, so many thought Mutombo had insider information. Not long after the incident went viral, he took to Twitter once again to apologize.
— Dikembe Mutombo (@officialmutombo) May 17, 2016
If the ping pong balls indeed end up in Philadelphia’s favor this evening, conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day.