Growing up a 76ers fan, I may have taken a liking to the lottery and draft day more than most, as my hopes often hinged on who the Sixers would select. Sometimes, their draft day moves caused extreme happiness and optimism (see: Allen Iverson). Other times, their draft day decisions caused emotions like sadness, anger, disappointment, and confusion (see: almost every draft other than 1996).
Thus, the draft always remained one of the most exciting sports days of the year.
Watching the draft growing up, I never knew that I would have the opportunity to cover it live and in person three years in a row as a media member. Being able to attend the highly-hyped 2014 NBA Draft was a special experience, and served as one of those moments that made me realize that I am lucky, and made me appreciate what I do.
Looking forward to covering the draft again next summer.
|Courtesy: Michael Kaskey-Blomain|