With some luck and nostalgia, Orlando Magic co-founder Pat Williams wants to cast a spell over the past as he carries a talking Lil & # 39; penny doll during the NBA Draft lottery
"We have the best minds we've got, and that's what they came up with, "joked Williams in comments to the Orlando Sentinel. "I'll keep that very, very, very close, we do not want anyone to run away with it, so I'll be in my possession the entire evening."
"It's our version of a lucky penny. We've tried everything in the past: lucky coins, four-leaf clovers, bunny feet, lucky charms cereal. We did everything up there. "
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Lil & # 39; penny was part of one Nike's campaign in the 1990s with former Magic star Anfernee Hardaway, who played for Orlando from 1993 to 1999.
Williams will be sitting in the room where the ping-pong balls are drawn Basketball teams on stage will be represented by Jeff Weltman, who will be wearing his own lucky charm, though he would not tell the Sentinel what he was.
The magic will need a lucky jump to progress on the train as they stand a chance of 8.8 percent After the end of the NBA season, the team took first place in the lottery by Tuesday's h-worst record this season (25-57).
Orlando has taken up the challenge before and won the lottery in 1993 when the team had a 1.52 percent chance. The Magic selected Chris Webber with this selection, but swapped it for the Golden State Warriors in the Draft Night for number 3 this year and three future First-Rounders.
The No. 3 Choice in 1993: Penny Hardaway. 19659012]