Here is the beginning of my Thursday column about the Warriors and their draft choice:
The Warriors got to keep their first-round draft pick.
Savor that thought.
The NBA held its draft lottery on Wednesday — the lottery is as complicated and arcane as the Electoral College, I’m just saying. In the past when they made those pingpong balls start jumping and hopping, the balls would have come up wrong for the Warriors and the Warriors would have lost their pick to Utah — you know how that worked, right? — and some member of the Warriors staff would have sat there stiff and lifeless on television looking terminally depressed.
Watching that scene, you would have been reminded, yet again, this franchise is cursed.
But no one looked crushed.
To read the rest of my column, please click here.