Anytime you see tall athletes dressed as Dr. Evil, you know it’s time for the NBA Draft.
Here’s Kansas’ Drew Gooden, selected by the Memphis Grizzlies as the fourth-overall pick in 2002. He’s since played for eight other franchises.
The Cavaliers’ official website posted a pretty cool video of fans celebrating at a local sports bar over Cleveland’s winning of the NBA Draft lottery Tuesday night.
The clip is in stark contrast to the despondent, then angry, reactions to LeBron’s “Decision” in a similar spot less than a year ago.
NIck Gilbert, 14-year-old son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, proved not only to be his father’s hero, but his best good-luck charm, as Cleveland won the No. 1 pick at the 2011 NBA Draft lottery.
How much impact can those two picks have on a franchise? In 2003, the first and fourth picks were LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Not sure if that’s comforting or maddening news for Cavs fans.
ESPN’s Chris Ford lists Duke PG Kyrie Irving at No. 1 and Kentucky PG Brandon Knight at No. 4 on his “Big Board,” but it’s obviously unlikely the Cavs will select two players at the same position.
1996 Draft - One of the best draft classes of all time.
Where the hell is No. 1 pick Allen Iverson in this shot? Was excited when my fellow Syracuse alum, John Wallace, went No. 18 to my favorite team, the Knicks, but he never really panned out.
Wikipedia is great for reviewing drafts, because it color-codes the selections based on who made All-NBA Teams, All-Star Games and who never played at all in the league. Check the difference between the 1986 roster of busts and the 1996 stars pictured above.