The Sportstorialist: On Draft Style
The big winner? Bismack Biyombo's Entourage.
Ordinarily, the NBA draft is the graduation ceremony many of the draftees wouldn't otherwise have. A name is called. A posse screams, hugs, and weeps. The future player climbs some steps and shakes Headmaster Stern's hand. This year's event, which was held in Newark, was ominously overshadowed by a looming player lockout (there were steady boos for Stern). You've just been hired, but your new bosses probably won't be permitting you to start your job.
Sensing this, too much of the class ...
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