Lakers Want Spurs-Like Lottery Luck

The Associated Press

If the Lakers ever need inspiration during their darkest season ever, they can always look to one of their sworn enemies.

The San Antonio Spurs were there too, not that long ago.

They lost future Hall of Famer center David Robinson for almost an entire season, finished 20-62, got lucky in the lottery and won Tim Duncan with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 draft.

The Spurs have taken four championships since then and own the NBA's best record this season with Duncan still a huge factor, averaging 15.1 points and 9.9 rebounds at age 37.


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