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Lakers' lucky number comes up in NBA draft lottery with No. 2 pick
Lakers' lucky number comes up in NBA draft lottery with No. 2 pick

The agony subsided after many, many months of it. Something finally went right for the Lakers after their worst season ever. They hung on to the pick they could have lost because of the Steve Nash trade and doubled down by jumping from No. 4 to No. 2 in the NBA draft lottery Tuesday. The franchise that built its foundation upon George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal now has a chance to draft a promising big man next month. The reward for a 21-61 season is almost surely Duke's Jahlil Okafor or Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns, to be determined between now and the first few minutes of the June 25 draft. The Lakers had only a 12.6% chance at...

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