Unfortunately, the New Orleans Hornets only have a 13.7 percent chance of winning the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery Wednesday night. However, even the NBA team with the best chance of winning the draft lottery, the Charlotte Bobcats, only has a 25 percent chance of winning. So is there anything Hornets fans can do to help New Orleans win the NBA Draft Lottery in 2012?
5. Don't play the lottery
Believe it or not, I used to work with someone who won the lottery twice. But that doesn't usually happen. If Hornets fans play the lottery on Tuesday and one of us wins, that will likely use up all our luck. On the other hand, if New Orleans doesn't win the NBA Draft Lottery, then one of us is probably due to win the Powerball Wednesday night.
4. Watch old "Pistol" Pete Maravich Jazz tapes
You can call it Karma or mojo. But I'm sure the basketball powers in the universe would appreciate Hornets fans sacrificing some time to watch the greatest New Orleans NBA basketball player in history. If you can't find any NBA Maravich footage, I'm sure watching a couple of Chris Paul Hornets games would also help us win the draft lottery.
3. Visit a New Orleans voodoo shop
Of course, you can either try to help the Hornets win the NBA Draft Lottery or you can try to hurt another team's chances of winning the draft lottery. If the malevolent approach is more to your liking, I recommend you visit the voodoo shop on… Wait, what am I saying? I have no idea where any voodoo shops in New Orleans are!
Tim Tebow has proven just how powerful prayer can be in sports. With faith the size of a mustard seed, Hornets fans can move mountains and help New Orleans win the NBA Draft Lottery. If you think God is too busy to worry about the NBA Draft Lottery, remember what Redd Foxx said about prayer in "Sanford and Son." He said, "It don't hurt none."
1. Send David Stern flowers
David Stern is the greatest sports commissioner in the world. Stern is also the best NBA Commissioner in history. David Stern was outstanding as the Hornets owner and his handling of the Chris Paul trade was brilliant. I think all New Orleans Hornets fans should send David Stern flowers before the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery Wednesday night.
Patrick Michael was born in New Orleans and currently resides in the Big Easy. A loyal New Orleans NBA fan, Patrick was a diehard New Orleans Jazz fan and now cheers for the Hornets. Patrick was in the New Orleans Arena the night the Hornets were one win away from the Western Conference Finals. Follow Patrick Michael on Twitter at patmichael84.
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