Just because it is a legit question doesnt preclude Jim Rome from being a dick in the way he asked it. Though I may be biased since I think Jim Rome sounds like a dick every time he opens his mouth
Realistically you are never going to learn anything from asking the commissioner of the NBA whether his league is rigged, but you can at least back up your accusations with evidence rather than "people are talking about it"
Granted Stern, even if it was, would never admit the draft was rigged. A lot of people do think it is however rigged. Maybe he was thinking Stern would say the draft system needs to be adjusted. I also agree Rome is a dick as well.