4 – The number of times that the team with the worst record and best shot of winning the overall pick of the draft actually wins the top pick since the induction of the weighted lottery system in 1990. Probability, ironically, was against the Memphis Grizzlies, who had a 25% chance of winning, but dropped to fourth in next month’s NBA draft. It seems as though Greg Oden will head to the Portland Trail Blazers while Kevin Durant will ball alongside Ray Allen with the Seattle Supersonics.
(Editor’s note: I almost creamed my pants when I found out Seattle won the second pick. As one Portland fan said, it was like winning the lottery yourself. Lucky day in the Northwest.)