Top 5 NBA Draft Lottery Alternatives

Posted: May 22, 2014 in sports

CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

By Jason Iannone

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For reasons that make less and less sense every year, the NBA Draft operates via a goofy lottery system. For those of you who don’t understand how it works (it?s OK if you don?t; nuclear physics is easier to grasp), here it is in a nutshell.

Every non-playoff team gets a bunch of ping-pong balls with their logo on it stuffed into a giant tumbler. The worse they were, the more balls they get to play with.

Stop snickering. Stay with us.

They then pick a ball, and whoever’s logo is on it gets the first pick in the draft. They then pick two more balls (just like Al Bundy did every day), to determine the first three teams in the draft. Everybody else picks in order of worst to best like a normal draft might. Oh, and did we mention all this happens a…

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