Everyone is pretty sure who the number one pick in June’s NBA draft will be. What we’re not sure of his where Zion Williamson will play.
Three teams — the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Phoenix — all have a 14 percent chance of winning the lottery, which would allow them to select the 18-year-old phenom out of Duke, who many consider the most-hyped basketball player since LeBron James entered the draft out of high school in 2003.
Fans really, really want Williamson on their team. But no one seems to want him more than long-suffering Knicks fans, who always seem to be in a state of crisis went it comes to their moribund, but once proud franchise. In recent months, Knicks fans have burned jerseys of their former star as a form of sacrifice, and begged NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to rig the lottery for them. Here are three more crazy things Knicks fans have said and done on lottery day in the hopes of landing Williamson.
Interfaith vigil — The New York Post reported that a priest, a rabbi, a shaman, two witches, and a miracle healer were all outside Madison Square Garden, the Knicks’ home arena, in an effort to guide Williamson to New York via prayer and ritual.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 14, 2019
Tattoo time — Somebody was bound to say this, right?
If the Knicks get the number one pick tonight I’m getting Zion tattooed on my thighs.
— Samuel J Comroe (@SamuelJComroe) May 14, 2019
It’s destiny — This feels like a stretch. But there’s some logic here if you look closely … well, never mind.
Frank Sinatra died on this day in 1998 and Patrick Ewing hurt his wrist leading to Knicks downfall. Ewing retired the following season.A year later Zion was born. I’d call this destiny. #NBATwitter
— Dave Krupinski (@DaveKrupinski) May 14, 2019
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