Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fodder For Conspiracy Theorist

Last summer, The Cleveland Cavilers lost mega star MeBron James (yes, I spelled it correctly). Yesterday, the NBA held its draft lottery. Each teams has ping pong balls in a hopper like you see in a state lottery drawing. The more losses you have, the more balls in the hopper.

Cleveland wound up with the first overall pick, although the Minnesota Timberwolves had the best shot at it. The ball chosen was the one received from the LA Clippers in a mid-season trade for Mo Williams. This ball had a 2.8% chance of being picked. The last time Cleveland had the first pick was in 2003 when they picked the above mentioned Mebron James. Cleveland also wound up with the #4 pick with their own selection.

Many people think the NBA draft lottery is fixed. The Timberwolves have been in the lottery 15 times. They have never wound up with the 1st pick.

Cleveland has a chance to draft two of the top four college basketball players. Hopefully this will jump start the woeful Cavilers.

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