As a New York Knicks fan, Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery was a blur.
After months of wishing and praying and hoping for the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, the Knicks’ season-long tank job proved to be unsuccessful when the ping pong balls determined that the organization would be picking third.
Despite the Knicks having a 14 percent chance of selecting first overall, it was the Pelicans with their six percent odds that came away with the right to take Duke standout Zion Williamson.
Once the draft order was finally sorted out, I spent the next hour or two just staring at the ceiling, trying to convince myself that getting Duke’s R.J. Barrett at No. 3 wasn’t so bad. The slow progression from depression to acceptance could best be summed up by that Alonzo Mourning GIF: