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Lakers will take their chances in NBA draft lottery on Tuesday
Lakers will take their chances in NBA draft lottery on Tuesday

The month of May is sometimes referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Lakers, who have played into June, and the NBA Finals, 16 times in the last 35 years. Now it's merely time for ping-pong-ball percentages and crossed fingers. The Lakers will finally learn their draft lottery fate before Tuesday's Miami-Indiana playoff game. Their season of woe and all their historic lows netted them the NBA's sixth-worst record and a 6.3% chance at the No. 1 pick in the June 26 draft. Hoping to catch a stroke of luck after everything that went awry, the Lakers sent James Worthy to New York to represent them in the televised part of the lottery because he was their last No. 1 overall pick (1982)...

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