Unlike the NFL, the NBA does not reverse the league standings rather it draws a draft lottery to see which team hits the jackpot. In years past, some of the best players to come into the league have been drafted by teams who won the lottery as LeBron James, Derrick Rose and guys like Tim Duncan and Allen Iverson were all No. 1 picks drafted by teams who won the lottery.
This year the top pick isn’t as distinct as it has been in years past. Usually the draft lottery is a drawing for a player already determined as last year it was known that Anthony Davis would be taken first overall and the lottery was essentially to see who would draft him. This year Nerlens Noel seems to be leading the conversation for the No. 1 overall pick but guys like Trey Burke are giving him a run for his money.
So when is the NBA Draft Lottery and where can you watch? We’ve got all the information you need right here:
When: Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Disney/ABC’s Times Square Studios, New York City, New York
Live Stream: Watch ESPN (May be blacked out in some areas)
Stay tuned to FanSided all summer to get the latest up-to-date news and rumors about the 2013 NBA Draft.