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Everybody wins with the lottery

Forget the drama of the actual games. Nothing in sports is better than watching the NBA draft lottery.

Updated: May 20, 2002, 3:19 PM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

Was it Forrest Gump (or just some Chinese table-tennis champion from the Nixon era) who said: Life is like a pingpong ball. You never know who's going to get Yao Ming.

Today at The Cooler, we do not bring you Sparkletts.

Instead, our Dixie Cup runneth over with lottery balls.

And really, isn't that why you became a sports fan in the first place? Screw the '75 World Series. Bag the Bird-Magic NBA Finals clashes. Stifle a yawn over Barry Bonds' whole Willie Mays Act. Who ...

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