The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery took place on Tuesday night prior to Game 2 of the Cavs-Celtics series. It was an eventful evening.
The Phoenix Suns won the lottery. They’ll pick first in June’s NBA Draft. The full results:
1. Phoenix 2. Sacramento 3. Atlanta 4. Memphis 5. Dallas 6. Orlando 7. Chicago 8. Cleveland 9. New York 10. Philadelphia 11.Charlotte 12. LA Clippers 13. LA Clippers 14. Denver
The Suns weren’t the only winners on Tuesday night. The Hawks weren’t projected to pick in the top three, but they vaulted up thanks to some good luck with the ping-pong balls.
Atlanta’s representative at the lottery had everyone talking.
Actress Jami Gertz, who you might know from roles in Entourage, Twister and Seinfeld, is married to one of the Atlanta Hawks’ owners.
She represented the team at the lottery. Twitter was buzzing.
MY lottery rep 😍 pic.twitter.com/oqtYy0UdnS
— Busted College (@BustedCollege) May 16, 2018
— Emerson Base Hotel + Casino (@m_e_dayvus79) May 16, 2018
Jami Gertz from Less Than Zero is the owner of the Atlanta Hawks?! Honestly had no idea. pic.twitter.com/JDGZrxzypx
— Marc Hochman (@MarcHochman) May 16, 2018
Hawks owner Tony Ressler told me this on decision to have wife – Jami Gertz – at NBA draft lottery. ‘She’s been responsible for all my luck for the past 30 years.’
— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) May 14, 2018
Not kidding at all: the Atlanta Hawks representative at the NBA Draft Lottery tonight will be Jami Gertz, who is most famous for having a flinty voice and not sparing a square @TylerMaun @hochman pic.twitter.com/6pOS0CnObf
— Nate Kreckman (@NateKreckman) May 15, 2018
Good for Jami and the Hawks. The NBA Draft Lottery should feature more celebrities.