Rome made a fool of himself during the interview with Stern. He point blank asked Stern if the draft lottery was fixed, c'mon did he really expect Stern to 'yes"?
I don't like Stern, but he was quite articulate in explaining that no matter how the lottery worked out, someone would create a conspiracy theory that the lottery was rigged. He said, if Nets won it he'd have been helping out a major market team moving to a new arena. If the Bobcats won he'd have been accused of helping out Jordan. His retort of "have you stopped beating your wife yet" was to further demonstrate how stupid and insulting the question was.
If Rome is going to uncover a conspiracy he needs to learn how to work himself into a topic and frame questions so they're not so antagonizing. The kicker was after Stern handed Rome his ass, Rome coyly responded, "I hope you're not going to hold this against me".