Found May 30, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Before you think this is too silly, just keep in mind that last year, the genius basketball minds behind The Basketball Jones successfully predicted the Cavaliers would win the lottery.
They’re at it again this year, and this time around, they decided to use delicious breakfast pastries as their means of infallible prediction. In fact, using the word prediction might be an insult to the exactness of this study. Perhaps ‘future reporting’ is more accurate. Anyway, you can be the judge of what this means, but the results will make Cavalier fans happy as once again, the Basketball Jones is telling us that the Cavaliers will win the draft lottery tonight.
You can watch the video here.
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Dan Gilbert brought his son Nick to the NBA Draft Lottery for the second year in a row, and the two showed up all swagged out. The Gilberts wore matching suits and bow ties, as you can see in the picture above. Really the outfit was just Dan dressing up the way his son did last year.
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