Last night's NBA Draft Lottery was pretty cool. It would have been a heck of a lot coolor if the Warriors moved up into the top 3 but it was still cool. It proves that there is such a thing as karma.
Let's break it down - the Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James were an international spectacle. Always on ESPN or TNT, getting to the finals, selling a crap-ton of jerseys, one of the NBA's big deals.
Then LeBron embarrasses the entire franchise by going on television to announce he's "taking his talents to South Beach."
Cav's owner Dan Gilbert didn't handle the news too well, issuing statements left and right, crying foul. But you know what - I'd be pissed too. And, it happened so late that the Cavs couldn't do anything in free agency and who in their right mind would want to come to a LeBron-less Cavs team.
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Well, as it turned out not very many people unless they were traded (ha ha ha Baron!). And as one would expect, they stunk it up. Then you get the lottery and Cleveland snags the #4 pick AND the #1 overall pick, which happened to be the Clippers pick before they traded it in order to shed salary.
Double karma - the Warriors didn't get the #1 but neither did the Clippers and even better, the Clippers would have gotten it and Baron Davis is right in the middle of it.
I also have to admit that first I thought it was kind of weak that Gilbert's kid represented the team, but I changed quickly and could not have picked a cooler scenario for that #1 pick aside from going to the Warriors.
Speaking of Warriors, they stayed at 11 but at least they didn't move down right? Hopefully we'll get a serviceable player at #11 or trade the pick for one... (anybody want Andris Biedrins too?)