During football season, one of my boys has made a habit out of sitting in front of his computer with a game in the background, betting $0.25 on virtually every play. Wagering a quarter that the Seattle Seahawks will run the ball for 3-6 yards is one way to amp up the intensity of the game.
I haven’t seen any gambling sites offer this same feature during NBA contests. The game is too fast-paced to place play-by-play bets. But the NBA Draft isn’t – in fact, it’s the perfect venue to throw your money away gambling online.
Before coverage of the draft starts, here are the first tier of categories you should be able to wager on:
* Color of suit worn by each player
* Number of buttons on suit worn by each player
* Biggest entourage in the green room
* Biggest/Most ridiculous tie
And then once everything gets going…
* First person to shed a tear (options are Player, Mother, Significant Other, Random Entourage Member)
* Last person to be selected from the green room
* First player to change draft caps
* First player to be booed by Radio City crowd
Today is the perfect day to get this off the ground, now that we know (mostly) who is going to be in the green room. Draft Express collected this list of names – acknowledging that there could be some late additions and subtractions.
* Blake Griffin
* James Harden
* Hasheem Thabeet
* Ricky Rubio
* Jordan Hill
* Tyreke Evans
* Stephen Curry
* Jonny Flynn
* Demar DeRozan
* Jrue Holiday
* Gerald Henderson
* Brandon Jennings
* Tyler Hansbrough
* B.J. Mullens (potentially declining)
* James Johnson (declining invite)
* Eric Maynor (potentially declining)
Ty Lawson wasn’t confirmed either way.
I’m surprised that Earl Clark‘s name isn’t on that list. But his upside has been overshadowed by some ambiguous question marks for a lot of teams.
Last year was a bit easier to bet – we all knew that Danilo Gallinari would be raucously booed, and one of the Lopez brothers was an easy choice in the “first-to-cry” category. This year’s a bit tougher, but Thabeet is a lock for “most buttons” and as much as I’m rooting for him, we’ll be staring into Hansbrough’s deer-in-headlights look longer than any other green room prospect.
Source: Draft Express