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Cleveland Cavs bizarrely win the NBA draft lottery for 3rd time in 4 years

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If the Cleveland Cavaliers haven't won an NBA title since, well, ever, it's not because they aren't lucky. On Tuesday night, the Cavs won the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft for the second straight year and the third time in four years. They had a 1.7 percent chance of pulling off this feat, and "it seems surreal," says Cavs vice chairman Jeff Cohen. It's expected they'll chose either Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, Kansas center Joel Embiid, or Duke forward Jabari Parker on June 26.

Cleveland's 33-49 record isn't great, but it beats No. 2 draft pickers the Milwaukee Bucks (15-67) and the third-pick Philadelphia 76ers (19-63). But who needs numbers when you have fortune smiling on you (at least in the draft lottery). It is luck, right? --Peter Weber