Posts Tagged ‘NBA Draft Lottery’

A night at the NBA Draft Lottery with Isaiah Thomas

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA Draft Lottery was held last night here in New York City, and it was an event where people tried to have some sort of influence over something that is beyond influencing. And while several teams were represented on the dais by front office members or ownership, a few teams sent players to wear their colors. Devin Booker was there for Phoenix, for example, just as Willie Cauley-Stein repped for the Kings. The Celtics sent All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, and put together an all-access look at Thomas’s evening…

Jahlil Okafor has huge hands

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Tonight in New York City is the NBA Draft Lottery, where ping pong balls determine the fate of several NBA franchises hoping to draw the first pick in the NBA Draft. One player in play for the first overall selection is Jahlil Okafor, who was a big part of Duke’s national championship team. While we know Okafor is a skilled basketball player, it helps that he’s got some amazing tools. Check out this picture from yesterday, where Okafor tried to see how many tennis balls he could fit in one hand. The answer? 13!

How does that translate to an actual basketball? Pretty well…

(via SBNation)

Philadelphia 76ers send edible ping pong balls

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA Draft Lottery will be held on Tuesday night in New York City, and we’ll find out which of the worst teams in the NBA will end up with the top pick in the Draft this June. Last week we saw that the Milwaukee Bucks were sending out ping pong balls to season ticket holders to try and generate excitement for the Lottery. Now the Philadelphia 76ers have gone a step further, sending out edible ping pong balls to some media members (I guess Mike Preston lost my address) to drum up buzz.

(via TNLP)

A Night At The NBA Draft Lottery

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night in New York City, a handful of NBA franchises looking for a little luck gathered in Times Square to try and beat the odds. That’s right, it’s the annual NBA Draft lottery, where the best of the worst vie for the first pick in the NBA Draft. I showed up and brought my cell phone camera along with me to see what went down behind the scenes.

Let’s get to the pictures …

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I arrived in Times Square right around 6:30 p.m. and fought my way over to the ABC Studios, where they shoot “Good Day America” or “Today This Morning” or whatever they call it — one of those morning shows that airs when I’m still asleep. There’s never really a good time to be in Times Square, because it is consistently crowded and busy and bustling, but 6:30 p.m. must be just about the worst time. Add in that it was humid and in the mid-80s today, and Times Square felt a bit like being stuck in a mosh pit. Or at the bottom of a mosh pit. (more…)