Draft junkies alert. League operations chief Stu Jackson will draw the tiebreakers for the 2003 NBA draft tonight live on NBA TV at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Jackson will have a basketball, cut in half, with two pingpong balls inside. Jackson will dip his hand into the basketball and pull out one pingpong ball. If your team's logo is on the ball, you win the tiebreaker.
If that isn't exciting enough for you, the NBA's asked me to be there, via teleconference, to break down the draft and the tie-break ramifications after Jackson pulls the balls from the basketball.
Of course, the big tiebreaker to watch will be the Nuggets and Cavs. Both teams ended the season with a 17-65 record, meaning the Cavs and Nuggets will have a 22.5 percent chance (or 225 pingpong balls) of winning the top pick. In case both teams fall out of the lottery, the drawing will decide who picks fourth and who picks fifth.
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