The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA draft lottery last night for the second time in three years. The secret to their “success” is believed to be their lucky charm, Nick Gilbert son of owner Daniel Gilbert. Nick was the team representative when the winning pick was obtained in 2011.
The Cavaliers used their 2011 pick on Duke University’s, Kyrie Irving, a 2013 All Star selection and emerging powerhouse in the NBA. The team is expected to use this year’s pick on the University of Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel who will provide an immediate inside presence to thwart defenders quick enough to get past Irving.
This is the third time that the Cavaliers have had the top pick since 2003 when they selected LeBron James. Pure conjecture, but we’re pretty sure Dan Gilbert would be quick to point out that was not his pick.
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