Things will look a little, or a lot different during this years NBA Draft. Becoming the fourth of the big four major sports to broadcast an entry draft virtually, there is plenty of work behind the scenes to keep things smooth and secure.
“I could have never imaged that,” says NBA VP of Productions Carlton Myers, when asked whether he thought he’d ever be quarterbacking a virtual event of this magnitude.
After months of fighting a pandemic and an NBA season that started strong, came to a complete stop, then finished in October inside a bubble, the NBA is currently prepping to start a new season by Christmas.
The 2020 NBA Draft is all set for Wednesday night, top prospects LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards prep to be taken somewhere within the top 3, and rumours swirl of potential trades including lottery picks continue.
LaMelo Ball comes from a family of athletic success. His father a pro football player, mother an Olympian as well as both older brothers pushing to make it in the NBA. Yet, there is something different about LaMelo, somehow. He is primed to perhaps be the most successful of them all.
Unlike last year’s class, which was headlined by Zion Williamson, it’s unclear who will go no. 1, with Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, Killian Hayes, and more competing for the top spot.
The Official NBA Draft is as follows – Top 10