It’s that magical time again folks! Time for us to join the hallowed bands of happy fans, praying, dreaming, hoping for a better day in the sun thanks to the lottery Gods. And just as we have in the past, we’ve got a drinking game ready for you. Add your suggestions in the comments, and remember to keep the cacao in the cupboard. This ain’t no Manhattan martini game.
- Note: Pour one out in advance for Elgin. (via @j_d_hastings)
- Every time Adam Silver takes more than 7 seconds, from first syllable to last, announcing which team is next on the lottery list, take 1 drink per second over.
- Jay-Z sighting: one drink
- Prohkorov mention: 1 drink
- Evan Turner mention: 1 drink
- Every time David Kahn fidgets: 1 drink
- Every time someone mentions the T-wolves 3-PG draft, take a drink.
- Every Lebron/Cal package deal mention (even though it is completely irrelevant tonight’s proceedings): 1 drink
- Every time Stuart Scott attempts the John Wall dance: 3 drinks
1 drink every time Don Nelson takes a drink (you know they have got a hidden cam on him tonight): Drink 1 with Don
- When Minny wins the lottery: Pop open the champagne!
- Jazz get a top 3 pick: Pop open the sparkling mineral water
- Everytime Tyreke is asked a question or had something said about him and the camera cuts to him nervously staring at the floor, waiting for a subject change.
- Every time a white guy is mentioned as a possible Pacer pick, huff some glue.
- Each time Blake Griffin is mentioned, tap your right knee for luck, then drink
- Each time Irene Pollin sighting? Take a shot. You know. A Shot.
- Each time Jrue Holiday shifts from one leg to the other, have your drink slip out of your hand, then drink to the person replacing you.
- Every Danny Granger appearance, sing the Batman theme, then drink.
- Every shot of the “secret” actual lottery distribution: 1 drink
- Every time Mike Prada or Kyle Wedie’s soul dies: 1 drink
- Every time Isiah Thomas is mentioned, give all your liquor to a friend for Steve Francis. (via @noamschiller)
- Take a shot every time they mention that the knicks traded away their pick (via@NickNoHeartTPFS)
After event, immediately seek medical attention for alcohol poisoning.
Tonight you can join in on the fun with the official hashtag for paroxysm’s coverage which we’ll be compiling into a post: #lottoxysm.