Most Shocking NBA Lottery Moments in Recent Memory

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Most Shocking NBA Lottery Moments in Recent Memory
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According to the numbers, Derrick Rose really shouldn't have ended up on the Chicago Bulls.

When the ping-pong balls fall, anything can happen in the NBA draft lottery. 

Mathematically, there's a certain order in which they should drop into place, but that's obviously not always the case. History is littered with shocking moments in which teams beat the odds. 

There's no need for conspiracy theories. It's just percentages in action. 

The lottery has existed in its current form since 1990, when the New Jersey Nets went into the event with the best odds and left with the top pick. That wasn't particularly surprising, but it's one of the few lotteries that hasn't been full of intrigue. 


Note: Lottery odds come from

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