by Brett Edwards
I've never been that into the Draft Lottery, but it's still a fun 30 minutes of NBA-related television, so of course I watched. Here's a video clip of the highlight of the evening, and that's when the Celtics were announced as getting the 5th pick, meaning they got screwed out of one of the top two.
Unless you're a Celtics' fan, that's a laugh out loud moment when they show the dude in the backwards cap drawing flies there with his mouth open in pure shock and disappointment. It's not that I don't like the Celtics; in fact the Bird/McHale/Parrish teams were my first favorites. But the blatant tanking that Ainge and Rivers pulled off in the regular season does not deserve to be rewarded. So despite Bill Simmons' karma breakdown favoring his Celtics, it appears that losing games on purpose outweighs all of the other categories.