Everyone knows that Cleveland had a 1.7% chance of winning the #1 pick last night. That, in and of itself is pretty incredible. The fact that they won the #1 pick last year puts things on the verge of the impossible. But we've entered the realm of divine intervention. The mathematical probabilities of this happening in three of the last four years points to the hand of God. To see that smug, little snot from Cleveland up there shaking hands with Dr. J. like he deserves it was way too much to bear. My mind cannot wrap itself around the incredible unlikelihood that this could happen.
My challenge to all you math nerds out there is to review the method the NBA uses to generate the four digit numerical code, explain mathematically how Cleveland was able to vault past everyone in line for the #1 pick. Then explain mathematically how they were able to do it two years in a row, then offer some reasonable mathematical explanation as to how Cleveland can get all these #1 picks and STILL SUCK!! And that's a sure thing.
Let's put it this way - if I were standing in line like the Sixers at the Powerball window, and the dude told me that my ticket has a 19.9% chance of winning it all, I'd go completely nuts. I'd quit my job (if I had one), buy a new car, sell my house and move to Tahiti. But WAIT! Nope, sorry sir. The asshole who won the Powerball last year, and two years before that, who only had a 1.7% chance of winning, has won it again. Sorry, you get the consolation prize. Things are tough all over.