For all you fans out there who think professional sports are rigged, keep this one in your back pocket for Tuesday night. A leaked video of ESPN's dress rehearsal for the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery showed the Phoenix Suns receiving the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft, followed by the New York Knicks...four laughable picks later.
FWIW - just caught the ESPN rehearsal for tonight’s NBA draft lottery. Rachel Nichols and Mark Tatum announced Phx as the winner. Hopefully this isn’t a sign of what’s to come.— Jon Fox, NBA (@NewLookKnicks) May 14, 2019
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It’s not like it’s unlikely, though. The Suns have a 14% chance at grabbing the first overall pick, equal to the two other lovable losers, the Knicks and Cavs.
It’s also important to not that this is NOT the actual lottery!
I don't know what you're referring to, but the draw hasn't happened yet. Also, the draw hasn't happened yet. And by the way, the draw hasn't happened yet.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 14, 2019
The draw happens at 6:50p CT.
(But I think I'm ready to surrender all my electronics immediately.) https://t.co/KH1HzKQ2xJ
So for all you Suns fans out there, don’t get too excited just yet. The real thing has yet to happen.
Believe Howard. He's in the room.
Though the Knicks had the worst record in the NBA by several games, they're more likely to finish fifth (47.9%) than they are to nab any other individual spot, per the odds. Do your Knicks fan friends a favor: don't show them this.