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...
Soon.... pic.twitter.com/6Q7umtHFg7— John Barchard (@JohnBarchard) May 16, 2017
and ended up looking like this...
lol this entire thing is absurd. #SamsTown pic.twitter.com/eR37wkcUDF— mauriice (@tallmaurice) May 17, 2017
Someone handed out Sam Hinkie removable tattoos.
Oh my god they have Hinkie tattoos #SamsTown pic.twitter.com/2nOFYmyg78— Jason Lipshutz (@jasonlipshutz) May 16, 2017
Looks like this guy missed the memo on the “removable” part.
#SamsTown pic.twitter.com/ecIkV10hHU— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) May 16, 2017
Many pictures were taken with the Vlade Divac cardboard cutout.
Just a photo of me, my dad and a Vlade Divac cardboard cutout. #SamsTown pic.twitter.com/5OETQYQmJ2— Jason Lipshutz (@jasonlipshutz) May 16, 2017
a line of people waiting to pay $5 for a photo with a cardboard cut out of Vlade Divac. (it goes to charity.) #SamsTown pic.twitter.com/5nOOx6yX7R— mauriice (@tallmaurice) May 16, 2017
Spike Eskin had the crowd getting rowdy early and often.
still early but @SpikeEskin is getting the cult members fired up. #SamsTown pic.twitter.com/mVknshIS2v— mauriice (@tallmaurice) May 16, 2017
Long live The Process pic.twitter.com/aJLKu4QYgV— Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky) May 16, 2017
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
"she said yes! she said yes!" #SamsTown pic.twitter.com/E1XsaJzn1E— mauriice (@tallmaurice) May 16, 2017
A proposal. At an NBA lottery party. #SamsTown @RTRSPodcast pic.twitter.com/Y2j17pzhEb— Dennis (@GipperGrove) May 16, 2017
Congrats to those two!
Mike Levin checks in from the West Coast
The @Michael_Levin message! pic.twitter.com/r1xakCjDVl— RTRS Podcast (@RTRSPodcast) May 17, 2017
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
Sam Hinkie goes to the rafters. #Lotteryparty philly fans are fantastic weirdos. Props @SpikeEskin @RTRSPodcast pic.twitter.com/FSDEsOmYP3— Enrico (@The700Level) May 16, 2017
3,000 Sixers fans and the @RTRSPodcast actually retired a Sam Hinkie banner and raised it to the rafters in advance of the draft lottery. pic.twitter.com/lozU43Gb6e— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) May 16, 2017
Waiting for the picks to finally be announced.
I think we have some process trustees in the house today @RTRSPodcast @SpikeEskin pic.twitter.com/dGsVX6aDI5— XFINITY Live! (@XFINITYLive) May 17, 2017
Holy crap just announce the picks already...
Maybe it's fitting they're playing Ozzy's Crazy Train right now at @RTRSPodcast Draft Lottery party at @XFINITYLive. This place is insane! pic.twitter.com/Oi4zJO60PC— Amy Fadool Kane (@amyfadoolCSN) May 17, 2017
The Sixers win the lottery! Oh, it was just Joel Embiid on the big screen.
The crowd response here @XFINITYLive when they announced @JoelEmbiid as the @sixers rep. They booed everyone else except Joeger. Hilarious. pic.twitter.com/lAMOyRBCZl— Amy Fadool Kane (@amyfadoolCSN) May 17, 2017
Representing the @sixers.... #LotteryParty pic.twitter.com/Iq48pg2ZyY— XFINITY Live! (@XFINITYLive) May 17, 2017
When everyone found out the pick swap was actually going to be used.
When you find out the pick swap is happening! #TrustTheProcess #LotteryParty #SAMSTOWN pic.twitter.com/FbrH3n4N36— Aaron Talasnik (@ATalasnikCSN) May 17, 2017
When the swaps hits pic.twitter.com/mhLuExLSlX— max (@MaxRappaport) May 17, 2017
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.
Philadelphia fans are the best.— CSN Philly (@CSNPhilly) May 17, 2017
What a night at @XFINITYLive with @RTRSPodcast. pic.twitter.com/Z5XUkW4BbV
Embiid clearly was not pleased.
BRUHHH #TheProcess pic.twitter.com/WbL7cWfI4I— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) May 17, 2017
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.
aaaand it's time to go home. #SamsTown pic.twitter.com/uDYRYpBjRg— mauriice (@tallmaurice) May 17, 2017