As you probably know, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA lottery tonight, and will probably select LaBron James as their top pick. For basketball fans, the real story was the fact that the Detroit Pistons won the second pick, meaning that one of the best and youngest teams in the league will have a likely superstar to add to what is an already formidable lineup, albeit one that is about to be swept in this year's Eastern Conference Finals. The consensus, of course, is that the pick will be used on the wonderkind from Syracuse, Carmelo Anthony. It should be noted that in 1979, the Los Angeles Lakers were similarly wiped out in the playoffs before getting the opportunity to draft the star player of another national champion, Magic Johnson.
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