The ping pong balls seem to be in the Cleveland Cavaliers favor lately — and by lately I mean four times since the 2003 NBA Lottery. What do I mean by this? The Cavs, once again, found out they would be receiving the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft despite having a one percent chance to receive that pick.
Well, luck happens, right? Every team has some good luck and bad luck and it’s not completely unrealistic to think a team that was supposed to get the No. 9 pick shot all the way up to No. 1.
That would be true if it hadn’t happen four times since 2003 and three times in the last four years. How many teams can you name that has had two No. 1 picks in three years and still can’t shake a lottery appearance and are now going for their third No. 1 pick in four years? Oh yeah, just the Cavs.
Check out how the Atlanta Hawks trolled the Cavs because of all the lottery luck:
We just bought a lotto ticket…wish us luck. pic.twitter.com/2uiCXnGlkH
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) May 21, 2014
Some may call this jealousy by the Hawks, but it’s nothing short of awesome.
Many people are calling the NBA rigged and saying that it just wants LeBron James — the Cavs’ 2003 No. 1 overall pick — to have a more attractive situation so he can go back to Cleveland and join forces with Kyrie Irving — the 2011 No. 1 overall pick.
We can’t forget last year’s No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett who failed to live up to expectations.
Sure, the Cavs are a team full of lottery picks from NBA drafts of the past, but they are still a terrible franchise with no NBA titles to show for the high draft selections.
Way to make the NBA proud, Cleveland.
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