At a draft lottery watch party this season, two Sixers fan officially tied the knot. Yes, the Phoenix Suns will have the first pick, what direction that they will go with the selection is not an easy answer.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were busy preparing to take on the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals, but while the players were on the court prepping, GM Koby Altman had his eyes elsewhere. Boston ended up trading the pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, who selected Markelle Fultz at No. 1.
Ironically, that No. 10 selection, which comes via the Los Angeles Lakers, was originally acquired by the Sixers from Phoenix through a three-way trade in February 2015 that saw Philadelphia's Michael Carter Williams go to Milwaukee.
National Basketball Association teams and players made their feelings known on Twitter as deputy commissioner Mark Tatum ticked off which teams were going where. The leader at the moment is DeAndre Ayton, a center from Arizona who is a mountain of a man with impressive athleticism and a working jump shot.
Real Madrid guard Luka Doncic, Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson Jr. and Duke forward Marvin Bagley III are among the other highly regarded names.
Welcome move by North Korea
North Korea has announced that they will dismantle Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big Summit Meeting on June 12th. Kim has denied such views, saying the site has two additional underground tunnels that could be used for new tests.
The 7:30 p.m. ET draft lottery will determine the top 14 picks in the June 21 draft, with all teams in the lottery having a chance in the drawing for the top-three picks and the other 11 lottery picks, and the rest of the draft, determined by reverse order of record.
By hitting on their 25.0 percent chance to win the top pick, this is the fourth consecutive Lottery in which the team with the highest probability of winning the No. 1 pick won it. "We got one life". In addition to the No. 1 overall pick, the Suns possess the No. 16 (via Miami), No. 31 and No. 59 (via Toronto) selections.
But it was interesting hearing West, who will turn 80 later this month, talk about what it was like to be drafted second overall in 1960 - and just how different it was then.
A lot will change between now and draft night. "You can not develop guys if you don't teach them how to win".