The Kings just announced a big NBA draft lottery party in Midtown on May 18. No baggy pants allowed. Full release below the fold.
Kings to Throw "NBA’s GREATEST Draft Lottery Party" May 18 in Midtown Sacramento
Fans can join the celebration at a festive block party on 18th Street between L and Capitol as the team learns what pick it will have in the 2010 NBA Draft
SACRAMENTO, CALIF., May 6, 2010 – The Sacramento Kings are inviting all fans to join them for the "NBA’s GREATEST Draft Lottery Party" on Tuesday, May 18, in Midtown Sacramento on 18th Street between L and Capitol.
"We’d love to have all Kings fans from throughout Sacramento join us for this exciting event to learn what pick we’ll have in this year’s Draft," said Kings co-owner Gavin Maloof. "Our Lottery pick last year led to Tyreke winning NBA Rookie of the Year, and we’ll have another high pick this year. The future of this team has never looked brighter."
The block party-style event is free to the public and starts at 4 p.m. The live ESPN telecast of the NBA Draft Lottery begins at 4:30 p.m. The Lottery will be shown on a giant outdoor screen for all fans to see, and the party will include prize giveaways, the Sacramento Kings Dance Team, the Sacramento Kings Breakers, special VIP guests and special offers from Midtown-area vendors.
Out of the 14 teams in the Lottery, the Kings have the third-best odds of receiving the number one pick in the Draft. Last year, the Kings received the fourth pick in the Draft and selected Tyreke Evans, who went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award and finished the season as only the fourth player in NBA history to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game in a rookie season, joining Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James.