There is simply no other word possible to describe the events that unfolded on Tuesday evening as phenomenal. While the lottery outcome for the Philadelphia 76ers was rather favorable, the 2017 Lottery Party at XFINITY Live was undoubtedly the best one yet.
We’ll take you through how XFINITY Live started out looking like this...
and ended up looking like this...
Someone handed out Sam Hinkie removable tattoos.
Looks like this guy missed the memo on the “removable” part.
Many pictures were taken with the Vlade Divac cardboard cutout.
Spike Eskin had the crowd getting rowdy early and often.
A couple got engaged courtesy of LL Pavorsky Jewelers.
An engagement at the Lottery Party. God I love these people. pic.twitter.com/rbpsVHXG97— Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky) May 16, 2017
Congrats to those two!
Mike Levin checks in from the West Coast
Anticipation really began to build around 7:30.
Crowd getting real worked up here. pic.twitter.com/WE97zo0nJu— Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky) May 16, 2017
A Sam Hinkie banner was raised to the ceiling, where it shall remain for eternity.
Sam Hinkie goes into the rafters. Thank you Sam. pic.twitter.com/O2zMTxyj9F— Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky) May 16, 2017
Waiting for the picks to finally be announced.
Holy crap just announce the picks already...
The Sixers win the lottery! Oh, it was just Joel Embiid on the big screen.
When everyone found out the pick swap was actually going to be used.
Nik Stauskas used it to troll the Sacramento Kings hard.
Rain drop, drop top, we be converting on the pick swap. #ThanksSac— Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) May 17, 2017
The moment Sixers fans found out they would be picking third.
Embiid clearly was not pleased.
The mood was a bit subdued once everyone realized the Sixers wouldn’t be picking above the Lakers, but regardless, it was an incredible showing for the best fanbase in the NBA.
The Process may be dead, but it will live on in our hearts, and Sam Hinkie’s legacy will live on in the rafters of XFINITY Live. It’ll always be Sam’s Town.