The Magic will be sending a reliable token of luck for the NBA Draft Lottery on May 21.
Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Pat Williams will represent the Magic once again at the NBA Draft Lottery. Williams was present when the Magic won the Draft Lottery in 1992 (Shaquille O'Neal), 1993 (Anfernee Hardaway) and 2004 (Dwight Howard). The Magic are hoping that he can once again provide some luck and help the Magic get the No. 1 pick.
Of course, Williams has little to do with actually helping the Magic win the lottery. The lottery is conducted behind closed doors (overseen by Ernst & Young representatives) at the NBA's offices in Secaucus, N.J., before the envelopes are put in place for Adam Silver to reveal on national television.
Williams is the Magic's ultimate good luck charm. He came down from Philadelphia in the mid-1980s and helped Jim Hewitt fulfill his vision of bringing basketball to Central Florida. Williams has been a part of the ...