Suspense makes memories.
The NBA Draft Lottery is the one of the most suspense-filled events in all of sports. The league’s lottery alone is boasts more excitement than many professional sports league’s drafts. Anything can happen—anyone can win.
While critics preach that the lottery is unfair to the league’s worst team because the franchise with the highest odds rarely lands the No. 1 pick. But the format simply prevents a team from tanking to win the first-overall selection. And of course, the ping-pong balls add a unique element to the process that makes it special.
In all of the lottery’s most memorable moments, here are the 10 that stand out the most.