Top 10 Draft Lottery Moments
Old 05-18-2010, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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5/4. Raptors and Grizzlies win lotteries in 1996 and 1998 but are forced to pick second

When the Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies entered the league in 1995, they agreed to not accept the No. 1 pick in the draft until 1999 as per their expansion agreement with the NBA. That seems fine. Certainly no one plans to be in a position to take the first overall pick. You plan to win and therefore be out of the running. However, that’s not usually the case with expansion teams, and it certainly wasn’t with either team. The Raptors won the 1996 lottery, only a year after entering the league, but were forced to give it up to Philadelphia. The 76ers used it on future MVP Allen Iverson.
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1. Knicks win 1985 lottery for rights to Ewing, conspiracy theorists rise up

So, here’s the biggest thing to happen in an NBA draft lottery, and it happened in the first one, no less. In order to stop teams from throwing games in order to get a better pick, NBA commissioner David Stern decided to throw envelopes representing the seven worst teams in the league into a drum and pick them out by hand to see who got which pick. Here’s the video:


Now, the New York Knicks, playing in the country’s biggest market, getting the draft’s biggest star certainly is big news for the NBA. With that being said, some have looked at the video, including ESPN’s Bill Simmons, and have said there is evidence that the NBA rigged the lottery process. At 4:50, you can see Jack Wagner, the Ernst & Whinney partner, throw one envelope against the side of the drum. He does not do this for the other envelopes. Then, at roughly 5:30, you can see Stern pick out an envelope for the first pick that may or may not have a crease on it that may or may not have been caused by Wagner’s throwing it against the drum. Did the NBA cheat the system to help the big-market Knicks? Well, you can be the judge of that, but it certainly made for the most interesting NBA draft lottery moment.

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Old 05-18-2010, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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giving up the 1st pick for 4 years :facepalm:
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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mother f**** we could've had Iverson?
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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p.s nice last statement "Basketball is back to NY ladies and Gentlemen".
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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mother f**** we could've had Iverson?
We could have also had kobe, ray allen and steve nash. But none of those guys were expected to be great as they are now.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lol Orlando winning it two times in a row was awesome. They got so lucky
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I believe it was Marbury not jut crying when he was drafted but wailing to his mother while they were trying to interview him. I've never seen anything like it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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lol Orlando winning it two times in a row was awesome. They got so lucky
It was magic.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've always wondered what Lenny Wilkens ethinicity was
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I've always wondered what Lenny Wilkens ethinicity was
He looks like a mix of asian and black
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Iverson would've looked pretty nice in a Raptors uni.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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He looks like a mix of asian and black
Yeah that's what he looks like but is that what he really is...
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His father was African American and his mother was Irish
Got it from wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenny_Wilkens
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Interesting lol wonder how he came out looking almost asian?
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We're all a bunch of racists....:facepalm: lol
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We're all a bunch of racists....:facepalm: lol
LOL.
Naw I have family who married asians (my aunt married my uncle who is Vietnamese) and most asian and black mixes look sorta like Lenny does.
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We, he kinda looks filipino to me.
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We, he kinda looks filipino to me.
Pinoys are still asian my friend....even though some of them deny it and refuse to be called one.
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Pinoys are still asian my friend....even though some of them deny it and refuse to be called one.
Pinoys?
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Fillipino's lol
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