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The Cleveland Cavaliers Won The NBA Draft Lottery Because Of ‘The Law Of Attraction’ (Probably, Says Their Vice-Chairman)

Just a fantastic, fantastic image (Image by Owen and Brenda Cooper, via Flickr)

The NBA Draft Lottery is rigged, as the Cleveland Cavaliers proved Tuesday night by winning their third lottery in four years. But it's not by the NBA powers that be. There are bigger forces at play here, and those forces have a name: The Law of Attraction.

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Today We Remember: Dallas Mavericks

Jan 16, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) talks with head coach Rick Carlisle during the game against the Houston Rockets at the American Airlines Center. The Mavs beat the Rockets 105-100. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

For Dirk Nowitzki’s Dallas Mavericks, first round playoff exits deem entire seasons failures. Such was the case in 2004 when Don Nelson’s last team was ousted by the Sacramento Kings in five games. The dominant 2007 Mavs will be remembered forever, but on the wrong side of history: they fell after six dramatic games to the eighth-seeded Golden State Warriors. And the 2008 and 2010 squads suffered similar fates, as high aspirations led to new questions and offseason changes after they were easily ousted in late April.