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[Reddit] Chad Ford/ESPN Changes Draft Rankings Retroactively

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by BMoney, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. BMoney

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/2tk9xa/chad_ford_changes_his_draft_boards_years_after/

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Chad Ford apparently changes draft rankings retroactively to look better <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gottahearbothsides?src=hash">#gottahearbothsides</a> <a href="https://t.co/JBbvZYrelW">https://t.co/JBbvZYrelW</a> <a href="http://t.co/sZ9r0JRplV">pic.twitter.com/sZ9r0JRplV</a></p>&mdash; Adithya (@brownasthenight) <a href="https://twitter.com/brownasthenight/status/559160360289468416">January 25, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  2. RedRedemption

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    Lol.

    Chad Ford is a massive tool.
    Glad to see him outed.
     
  3. drowsy12

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    How did he possibly think he could get away with it. Just silly.
     
  4. heypartner

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    maybe an intern set him up. how do we know he change his website

    btw: has anyone actually confirmed that Reddit is telling the truth here. Maybe someone at Reddit simply created that image above.

    Internet hoax?

    this all sounds fishy to me.
     
  5. Harrisment

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  6. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    The redditor didn't create the image. We know this because he provided the source for where he got the image. Anyone can find it.
     
  8. Harrisment

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    Have another drink, you'll figure it out tomorrow.
     
  9. heypartner

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    Nah, the cache can actually be manipulated. Consider this: You can go to Ford's 2015 now and it has the same URL as it will ten years from now. Which version does the cache save? Also, who saved it? And why only two years? Ford's been doing drafts for a long time. Why so important to do two years.
     
  10. Harrisment

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    It's happened every year since at least 2008 per the source post.
     
  11. ICanDunkOnYao

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    The cache is from the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive. They cache practically every web page and it wouldn't make sense for them to compromise their reputation to slander someone out of the blue. The only thing fishy going on are Chad Ford's /ESPN's actions.
     
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    24. Lakers SELECTION
    Brian Cook | PF | 6-11 | Illinois

    Ford's Take: Great pick for the Lakers. His ability to play inside and outside reminds me a lot of Robert Horry. He needs to get stronger, but he's got lottery-type talent in his overall game. With Horry likely hitting the free-agent market, Cook really lands in a good situation.


    http://sports.espn.go.com/nbadraft/d03/story?id=1572845

    This link is from a reddit comment. Look at how highly he valued the great Brian Cook.
     
  13. kokopuffs

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    lol chad fraud
     
  14. jevjnd

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    What a dirt bag....
     
  15. jevjnd

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    That said, I think we've all seen Brian Cook's legendary practices.
     
  16. jayhow92

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    Isn't this fraud?
     
  17. NotChandlerParsons

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    If posting untrue **** on the internet is fraud...hang on I have to go delete a bunch of emails and forum posts.
     
  18. jayhow92

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    People are paying money for this guy's analysis. That's the key difference.
     
  19. NotChandlerParsons

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    But do they make any financial decisions based on that analysis? Seems like a bit of a stretch to me.
     
  20. delishman

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    Oh man.. that's crazy. Weak, Chad.
     

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