A year after LeBron James spurned them for South Beach, the Cleveland Cavaliers landed the top pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Meanwhile, Washington’s poor luck in the draft lottery returned as the Wizards slid to No. 6.
Nick Gilbert, 14, center, the son of Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, celebrates moments after it was announced that Cleveland won the 2011 NBA draft lottery, Tuesday, May 17, in Secaucus, N.J. Gilbert was the on-stage representative of the Cavaliers during the announcement. Julio Cortez/AP Buy Photo