While yours truly was personally pulling for the Nets represented by Jay-Z to win the number one pick in the NBA draft lottery last night, I was blown away as the Chicago Bulls snuck their way to the top to win the No. 1 pick in 2008. You could see the shock on everyone’s faces as the Bulls had only a 1.9% chance of winning the lottery and teams like the Miami Heat (who had the worst record in the NBA) had a 25% chance of winning. So I have to ask, what’s the deal with the lottery?
And as quick as I am to ask what’s wrong with this drafting method, I am also quick to say, thank goodness. This is one of the few safety nets in professional sports that prevents a team from packing it up early and tanking for the rest of season to secure a strong draft position. Perhaps the NFL could learn a thing or two from the NBA when it comes to this point. Besides, then we might get to see a few more rappers representing teams while simultaneously making the commissioner a little uncomfortable that they might forget to take out their grillz. Now that would be P.I.M.P.