NBA Draft Lottery Misses Point Again

By: TC Martin

The Zion Wiliamson sweepstakes was held Monday night and the NBA got what it wanted with a drama filled Draft.Lottery.  Changing it’s format to create excitement for a 30 minute pregame show prior to the Warriors – Blazers game and trying to halt bottom feeder teams from tanking late in the season, the NBA wanted to make the odds a little more even for non-playoff qualifying teams with a chance at the top overall pick.

The New Orleans Pelicans won the right to select the Duke big man despite having only an 11% chance.  The New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns had the best opportunity at 14% with the poorest records but came up with 3rd and 6th pick respectively.  The Suns were the biggest losers, having the second worst record and only receiving the sixth selection in the June draft.

It’s a shame that the NBA cant be like the NFL or Major League Baseball and reward the teams who truly stink.  That’s why the draft order was in place from the beginning of time.  Create a level playing surface and attempt to give the league competitive balance.  By making a separate TV show that more resembles a game show while not rewarding the team with the worst record, the league will continue to be scrutinized.

Author: TC Martin

“The Doctor” TC Martin is back in Las Vegas where his sports talk radio career began. The TC Martin Show has informed and entertained millions of sports talk radio listeners both nationally and locally since 1992. The program is unique in so many facets. From TC’s high octane personality and diverse knowledge to innovative production elements and quality special guests, the show is truly one of kind. The show focuses on the hot daily sports topics with energetic commentary and live listener interaction with a call-in format. The program is high on information and entertainment while giving listeners the opportunity to hear from the biggest names in the sports and the entertainment industry. Listeners appreciate the wide range of guests, knowledge and topics that TC brings on a daily basis giving listeners a much needed reason to tune in everyday. The TC Martin Show has aired nationally in over 100 markets on the Sports Entertainment Network and Sports Fan Radio Network originating from the Las Vegas studios. In local markets TC worked at KVEG (Las Vegas), KHTK (Sacramento) WDUZ and WNFL (Green Bay) and WSSP (Milwaukee). He worked very closely with all the professional and collegiate teams in those markets including hosting pre and post game shows and players and coaches shows. TC has a unique entertaining and passionate style that immediately connects with listeners. He is known as one of the most entertaining and well-rounded knowledgeable sports talk show hosts in the country. The TC Martin Show is an addictive and fun experience for all sports fans. More about TC... Wrestling and Boxing fans in Las Vegas may remember that TC founded the NWC (National Wrestling Conference) in 1994 and hosted the locally produced television program “NWC Slammin”. The NWC sold out monthly shows at it’s home venues The Silver Nugget and Aladdin Hotel & Casino. The NWC featured the biggest names in professional wrestling including The Ultimate Warrior, Cactus Jack, Sabu, Terry Funk, Rob Van Dam, Jake The Snake Roberts, Junkyard Dog, Honky Man and so many more. TC also has been very involved in the boxing industry while announcing many boxing events in Las Vegas and promoting shows and managing world championship fighters.

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