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Debunking 5 of the World’s Biggest Sports Myths

Debunking 5 of the World’s Biggest Sports Myths

As Ace Ventura said when he exposed Ray Finkle, “fiction can be fun”! There are hundreds of conspiracy theories in sports, and it’s much more entertaining to believe every one you hear. Nevertheless, the buck stops here because we’re debunking five of the world’s biggest sports myths.


NBA Rigs the Draft Lottery

One of the most prominent myths about the NBA is that the league predetermines the winner. This legend originated when the New York Knicks won the rights to Patrick Ewing from a “frozen envelope” in the 1985 NBA Draft. The basis of this theory is that the NBA wanted a resurgence for one of their most popular teams, so they wanted Ewing playing at Madison Square Garden.


The Ghost at Giants Stadium

Thanks to Martin Scorsese and The Sopranos, the public eats up anything mob-related, which is why the myth that Jimmy Hoffa’s final resting place is under Giants Stadium is so fascinating. Hoffa was a labor union leader who disappeared in July 1975. Trying to find his body was like figuring out who the killer was in a game of Clue. The most popular potential spot was under Giants stadium, so the folks at MythBusters gave the stadium grounds a scan and found no human remains.


Every Curse

Curses have plagued sports franchises more than any other entity, according to the fans of those teams. Fortunately, most of the so-called “curses” no longer hold, with the tormented teams emerging victorious. The most prominent curses resided in baseball with “The Curse of the Bambino” and the “The Curse of the Billy Goat.” They also spread to the Sports Illustrated and Madden cover curses. Despite the hocus pocus rationale, curses don’t exist; it’s only a crazy coincidence that bad things happen.


Michael Jordan’s Suspension

Michael Jordan called it quits at 30 years old during the peak of his remarkable career. When there was no social media feed to alert us of the turmoil in Chicago’s front office, it was a shock to many diehard Bulls fans, seeing as they had just won their third straight championship.


Many believed David Stern secretly suspended Jordan for a season because of his gambling issues. And since Jordan was so high-profile, there was no way he could have done this publicly. Since The Last Dance aired in 2020, we can confidently say that it was utter rubbish.


Athletes Make Too Much Money

One contentious myth in the sporting world is that athletes make too much money. This notion could not be further from the truth. No matter what field you work in, it’s all about supply and demand. If a million people can do your job, the salary is lower. However, there is only one Patrick Mahomes, Shohei Ohtani, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Thus, they deserve their exorbitant salary because no one else on the planet can do what they do.


Debunking five of the world’s biggest sports myths is like letting the air out of the balloon. These fables are fun to think about, even if they are fictitious. What is real is that Pregame’s expert daily sports betting tips turn you into a winner. You’ll get a big return on your investment when you follow our picks, so check us out today!

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