Well, how about that.
For the second straight year, the Cleveland Cavaliers walked away from the NBA draft lottery with the No. 1 pick—this despite entering the night with a scant 1.7 percent chance of taking the top prize.
The Milwaukee Bucks, who boasted a lottery-high 25.1 percent shot, wound up with the No. 2 pick, while the Philadelphia 76ers walked away with No. 3
You can read how the rest of the lottery shook out here.
Right now, we're going to scope out what some NBA players—future top-pick teammates and notable All-Stars included—had to say about the night's proceedings.
Get your popcorn and steak sauce, folks. This is gonna be fun.
Luck of the Ping pong balls...Very exciting!!!— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) May 21, 2014
Oh, Kyrie Irving. You have no idea. Unless, of course, you do. In which case, you did a terrible job of disguising it.
Fast-forward to the final envelope.
The cavs again.. How is that possible?— Bismack Biyombo (@bismackbiyombo0) May 21, 2014
Let's just say there were a lot of these tweets.
Including one from Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings, whose former team wound up No. 2.
Dawg 😂😂😂😂😂 how they keep getting the first pick— BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) May 21, 2014
To his credit, Jennings was quick with the conciliatory follow-up. A class move given his team got hosed and lost its first-round pick altogether.
Can't hate though, the Cavs Future is Bright.— BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) May 21, 2014
Some, like Kendall Marshall of the Los Angeles Lakers—who ended up with the No. 7 pick—were slightly more blunt. And also probably overly paranoid.
da hell.— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) May 21, 2014
I think CLE practices voodoo.— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) May 21, 2014
I'm honestly not surprised— demarcus cousins (@boogiecousins) May 21, 2014
Little known fact: Despite having only a 1.7 percent chance of winning on the last number, DeMarcus Cousins took home the Sacramento Bingo Championship the other night.
I CALLED IT HAHAHA. How crazy is this.. 1.7% chance.— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) May 21, 2014
Of course you did, Patrick Paterson. You're a wizard.
@KyrieIrving smdh.....a man how y'all doing this ish over there?!— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) May 21, 2014
Like Iriving, Austin Rivers is a former Duke standout. That warrants some friendly ribbing.
Outright exasperation wasn't uncommon.
Again?!?!— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) May 21, 2014
Wow. Another #1 to the Cavs 😳— Jason Thompson (@jtthekid) May 21, 2014
Neither was straight-up comedy.
Bron going back to Cleveland...#facts— Quincy Miller (@qmillertime) May 21, 2014
Lol they are trying to make a dream team lol #number1again— kevin seraphin (@kevin_seraphin) May 21, 2014
Yes, Kevin Saraphin, you're right. A 35-win Dream Team.
We certainly admired Ty Lawson's honesty.
How many number one picks is Cleveland gonna get smh... Yes I'm hating— Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) May 21, 2014
Although not as much as Dahntay Jones'.
I guess all the tanking was for nothing— Dahntay (@dahntay1) May 21, 2014