Posts Tagged ‘NBA Draft Lottery’

Philadelphia 76ers send edible ping pong balls

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

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…)